Amendment #4 to H.4071

Supp. Budget Amendment #4

Mr. O'Day of West Boylston moves to amend the bill move that the bill be amended adding the following section:

“SECTION 5. Notwithstanding any general law to the contrary strike the language in line item 4000-0265 in Chapter 142 of the Acts of 2011 and insert in its place the following language:

The appropriation in line item 4000-0265 in Chapter 142 of the Acts of 2011 shall be equally distributed to the teaching community health centers with a family medicine residency program in the cities of Fitchburg, Worcester, Lawrence and the community of South Boston no later than May 15, 2012. In addition the Secretary of EOHHS shall designate an Agency to administer the funds and shall retain 5% of the total funds for the following purposes:

1. To report to the House and Senate Ways and Means Committees and EOHHS on the use of the funds by community teaching health centers;

2. To audit such centers in order to confirm the use of said funds by each center for training purposes;

3. To study and produce a report by September 15, 2012 on the status and needs of teaching health centers throughout the Commonwealth to be submitted to the House and Senate Ways and Means Committees and the Secretary of EOHHS.”.