OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-6600

AN ACT CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SUSTINET PLAN.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 7841

File Copy No.: 920

House Calendar No.: 403

OFA Fiscal Note

REMOVES FISCAL IMPACT

The amendment strikes the underlying bill, removing all major fiscal impacts from the original fiscal note. The language that replaces the underlying bill does not result in a fiscal impact:

Sec. 1 requires the Department of Public (DPH) health to submit a state-wide health information technology plan, to be developed according to Sec. 19a-25d of the general statutes, and does not result in a fiscal impact.

Sec. 2 tasks various legislative and executive branch leaders with designating a lead health information exchange organization in the state and, along with Sec. 3, creates requirements for that organization. These sections do not result in a fiscal impact.

Sec. 4 requires the DPH to develop conflict of interest policies applicable to the above organization's board of directors, employees and agents, in consultation with the Attorney General and within existing budgetary resources. It is anticipated that the Attorney General will be able to assist the DPH with this responsibility within its normally budgeted resources.

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.