The Traumatic Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Rehabilitation Fund receives funds from appropriations from the Legislature, gifts, and a portion of impound fees to assist charitable clinics providing rehabilitation services for the post-acute-care of people with traumatic spinal cord and brain injuries. The Traumatic Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Rehabilitation Fund Advisory Committee oversees the funds going to charitable clinics to provide: (a) physical, occupational, and speech therapy; and (b) equipment necessary for daily living activities for people with spinal cord and brain injuries as well as all actual and necessary operating expenses for the advisory committee and staff. Because the fund is an expendable special revenue fund, the agency does not need an appropriation to spend money in the fund.
During the 2015 General Session, the Legislature appropriated for Fiscal Year 2016, $137,600 from all sources for Traumatic Head and Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Fund. This is a 0 percent change from Fiscal Year 2015 revised estimated amounts from all sources.
UCA 26-54 establishes the Traumatic Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Rehabilitation Fund and directs that the Fund can spend all revenues without additional Legislative action.
COBI contains unaudited data as presented to the Legislature by state agencies at the time of publication. For audited financial data see the State of Utah's Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports.