OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS
Legislative Office Building, Room 5200
Hartford, CT 06106 ↓ (860) 240-0200
AN ACT CONCERNING REGULATIONS RELATING TO HOSPICE CARE.
LCO No.: 3534
File Copy No.: 322
House Calendar No.: 263
OFA Fiscal Note
The amendment eliminates the anticipated General Fund revenue gain of approximately $2, 000 in FY 13 and $1, 000 in FY 14 from the licensing of two hospice facilities in FY 13 and one in FY 14. It is anticipated that two of the three requirements of hospice facilities under the amendment would be too costly for the three hospice facilities that were anticipated to seek licensure. These two requirements are that these facilities: (1) maintain a staffing ratio of not less than one registered nurse to every six patients and not less than one nurse for every three, and (2) provide on-site pharmaceutical services under the direction of a pharmacist that they employ. The third requirement, that these facilities provide hospice home health services, is not anticipated to have an impact, as the three hospice facilities in discussion are expected to operate a home hospice program.
Department of Public Health
The preceding Fiscal Impact statement is prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for the purposes of information, summarization and explanation and does not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.