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Section 6E. (a) There shall be established and set up on the books of the corporation a separate fund to be known as the e-Health Institute Fund, referred to in this section as the fund. There shall be credited to the fund revenue from appropriations or other monies authorized by the general court and specifically designated to be credited to the fund, including but not limited to any investment income earned on the fund’s assets and all other sources. The corporation shall hold the fund in an account or accounts separate from other funds, including other funds established under this chapter. Amounts credited to the fund shall be available for reasonable expenditure by the corporation, without further appropriation, for any and all activities consistent with this section and supportive of the purposes specified in section 6D, including but not limited to, in the form of grants, contracts, loans and such other vehicles as the corporation may determine are appropriate. Amounts credited to the fund shall be expended or applied only with the approval of the executive director of the corporation upon consultation with the health information technology council established under section 2 of chapter 118I of the General Laws. Amounts credited to the fund shall not be applied to the commonwealth’s match for federal funds for which a state match is required unless the federal funds to be matched are allocated to the corporation for use to further the purposes set out in this section, as reasonably determined by the executive director of the corporation; provided, however, that there are no other sources of funds available to meet federal matching requirements in order to secure such federal funds, as reasonably determined by the executive director of the corporation. Revenues deposited in the fund that are unexpended at the end of the fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund and shall be available for expenditure in the following fiscal year.

[There is no subsection (b).]

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