OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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SB-471

AN ACT EXTENDING THE STATE PHYSICIAN PROFILE TO CERTAIN OTHER HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 3922

File Copy No.: 172

Senate Calendar No.: 146

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 09 $

FY 10 $

Public Health, Dept.

GF - Reduces Cost in Bill

1, 817, 900

29, 716

Comptroller Misc. Accounts (Fringe Benefits) 1

GF - Reduces Cost in Bill

63, 197

49, 919

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

Passage of this amendment, which changes the bill's effective date to 1/1/10, will significantly reduce costs of implementation from amounts described in the original fiscal note. This is because the delay will allow the Department of Public Health to incorporate the expanded practitioner profile database within a new computer system, currently in development, and thus avert certain costs that would have been unavoidable given the original bill's 10/1/08 effective date.

The bill, as amended by this LCO, would result in no costs to the state in FY 09. In FY 10, the Department of Public Health would require $256, 184 to support the salaries of: 1 half-year Office Assistant; 1 full-year Office Assistant; 1 full-year Health Program Assistant; and 1 full-year IT Analyst, as well as associated other expenses and one-time equipment costs. Additional fringe benefits costs of $47, 348 would be incurred in FY 10.

In FY 11, costs would be $180, 383 (DPH) and $97, 257 (fringe benefits) , as the temporary Office Assistant would no longer be required, and one-time other expenses and equipment costs would not recur.

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.

1 The fringe benefit costs for state employees are budgeted centrally in the Miscellaneous Accounts administered by the Comptroller. The first year fringe benefit costs for new positions do not include pension costs. The estimated first year fringe benefit rate as a percentage of payroll is 25.36%. The state's pension contribution is based upon the prior year's certification by the actuary for the State Employees Retirement System (SERS) . The SERS fringe benefit rate is 33.27%, which when combined with the rate for non-pension fringe benefits totals 58.63%.