OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5441

AN ACT CONCERNING DIRECT PAYMENT OF RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITIES.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 15 $

FY 16 $

Social Services, Dept.

GF - Potential Savings

Minimal

Minimal

Social Services, Dept.

GF - Cost

Minimal

Minimal

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill could result in a minimal savings to the Department of Social Services (DSS) associated with denying retroactive rate increases to licensed residential care homes that do not submit timely and accurate cost reports. While savings are possible, the bill allows such homes 30 days after the date of notice to submit a complete report.

The bill will result in a minimal cost to DSS associated with requiring rate increases for any capital improvements made for the health and safety of residents at residential care homes. Based on similar provisions for intermediate care facilities enacted last year, the cost is anticipated to be associated with a limited number of requests.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to inflation.