OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5521

AN ACT CONCERNING THE STORAGE AND ADMINISTRATION OF EPINEPHRINE AT PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 4423

File Copy No.: 473

House Calendar No.: 281


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 15 $

FY 16 $

Local and Regional School Districts

STATE MANDATE - Cost

270-360

270-360

Explanation

The amendment strikes the underlying bill and its associated fiscal impact. The amendment results in a cost of approximately $270-$360 per school, associated with maintaining and storing epipens. Epipens cost, on average, $90-$120 per two-pack, and it is estimated that each school would require two to three packs. The bill requires school nurses or school principals to select qualified school professionals to be trained and administer epipens under the bill's provisions. The professionals must meet training and other requirements before being allowed to administer epipens. Schools must (1) have at least one qualified professional on the school grounds during regular school hours and (2) maintain a store of epipens for emergency use.

Sources:

President Association of School Nurses of Connecticut

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.