HOUSE BILL 49
56th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2023
Anthony Allison and D. Wonda Johnson and
Elizabeth "Liz" Thomson and Elizabeth "Liz" Stefanics
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH FOR COUNTY AND TRIBAL HEALTH COUNCILS STATEWIDE.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. APPROPRIATION.--
A. The following amounts are appropriated from the general fund to the department of health for expenditure in fiscal year 2024 for the following purposes:
(1) five million two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($5,250,000) to fund and support county and tribal health councils statewide to carry out the functions as stated in the County and Tribal Health Councils Act; and
(2) five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) for the department to contract with a nonprofit organization to:
(a) provide training, technical assistance and other supports to county and tribal health councils;
(b) assist in the development of a system to evaluate the effectiveness of health councils and to gather necessary evaluation data; and
(c) strengthen community-based health planning and self-determination.
B. Any unexpended or unencumbered balance remaining at the end of fiscal year 2024 shall revert to the general fund.
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