OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-36

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

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 3506

File Copy No.: 101

Senate Calendar No.: 108


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: See Below

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

Section 502 of the amendment 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 manufactures. This penalty may result in minimal General Fund revenue gain to the extent that such manufacturers fail to report and are assessed a penalty. The amendment also requires the Commissioner of the Department of Public Health (DPH) to maintain certain information and make this information available to the public upon request. To the extent that this information is provided electronically there would be no fiscal impact to DPH from this requirement. Should this information need to be printed and mailed to certain individuals, DPH would incur a cost of less than $1 per request.

Section 501 establishes continuing education requirements for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), which are not anticipated to affect the number of APRN license renewals and, therefore, do not result in a fiscal impact. The change which requires that APRNs collaborate with a physician for not less than 3,000 hours or not less than three years, whichever is greater, before they may practice on their own does not result in a fiscal impact to DPH.

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.