OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-687

AN ACT CONCERNING AUTOMATIC EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS.

As Amended by Senate "A" (LCO 4570), Senate "B" (LCO 4829), Senate "C" (LCO 5502)

House Calendar No. : 516

Senate Calendar No. : 266

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

Section 1 of the bill results in no additional cost to the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP). Although the bill requires that licensed health clubs, as a condition of licensure, maintain at least one automatic external defibrillator (AED) it is anticipated that the DCP can check for such equipment upon complaint or in the investigation of other complaints.

Section 2 provides that each athletic department of each institution of higher education develop and implement a policy for the use of automatic external defibrillators (AEDs). It is not anticipated that the development and implementation of a policy will result in a fiscal impact.

Additionally, the bill requires that each athletic department provide and maintain at least one AED. This provision does not result in a fiscal impact to any of the constituent units of higher education, as the constituent units of higher education currently own and maintain AEDs.

The bill also requires that each athletic department ensure that at least one licensed athletic trainer or other person who is trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of AEDs be available during all hours of intercollegiate sport practice, training, and competition. It is anticipated that this requirement will not result in a cost to Uconn, CSUS, or CTC's as it is anticipated they currently have adequate staff to meet the requirements.

Section 3 of the bill does not result in a fiscal impact to the state or municipalities.

Senate “A” struck Section 2 of the underlying bill, which eliminated the cost.

Senate “B” allows licensed health care professionals to dispense or administer an opioid antagonist to a person in need of treatment, or prevention, of a drug overdose. The amendment provides the licensed health care professional with certain immunity provisions. The amendment is not anticipated to result in a fiscal impact.

Senate “C” makes technical changes, which are not anticipated to result in a fiscal impact.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

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.