OFA Fiscal Note
Department of Public Health
Passage of this amendment will result in an uncertain fiscal impact. It changes the effective date of the bill from:
(a) October 1, 2000, to
(b) the later of October 1, 2000 or the date notice is published in the Connecticut Law Journal by the Commissioner of Public Health indicating the licensure programs are being implemented.
This appears to make the choice of whether to implement the licensure programs subject to the discretion of the Commissioner. Therefore, it is uncertain when or if the licensure programs will be initiated. To the extent that this delays their implementation, a corresponding savings and revenue loss will result for the DPH, as it will postpone hiring needed staff and licensure fees will not be collected. The magnitude of any savings and revenue loss cannot be determined at this time, as it would depend upon the date of program implementation.
It also requires annual license renewal for physical therapist assistants. This will result in a revenue gain of approximately $13,500 annually if the licensure program is implemented.
Other changes in the amendment are technical in nature and have not associated fiscal impact.
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 House thereof for any purpose.