OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-36

AN ACT CONCERNING THE GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE.

As Amended by Senate "A" (LCO 3475)

Senate Calendar No.: 108


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 15 $

FY 16 $

Resources of the General Fund

GF - Potential Revenue Gain

Minimal

Minimal

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill creates a civil penalty of not less than $1,000 and not more than $4,000 for each payment or transfer of value not reported by manufacturers. This penalty may result in a minimal General Fund revenue gain to the extent that such manufacturers fail to report payments or transfers and are assessed a penalty.

There is no fiscal impact to the Department of Public Health from allowing advanced practice registered nurses (ARPNs) to practice without physician collaboration after having performed advanced practice level nursing activities in collaboration with a physician for at least three years. The bill does not alter licensure or regulatory requirements of the Department. The bill also establishes continuing education requirements for APRNs, which are not anticipated to affect the number of APRN license renewals and, therefore, do not result in a fiscal impact. Other clarifying and technical changes under the bill do not result in a fiscal impact.

Senate “A” established the civil penalty and continuing education provisions of the bill.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future to the extent that certain manufacturers fail to report payments or transfers of value and are assessed a penalty.

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.