OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-6856

AN ACT CONCERNING SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND OPIOID OVERDOSE PREVENTION.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 16 $

FY 17 $

Consumer Protection, Dept.

GF - Cost

187,511

187,511

Comptroller Misc. Accounts (Fringe Benefits)1

GF - Cost

18,363

18,363

Consumer Protection, Dept.

GOBonds - Cost

126,000

None

Note: GF=General Fund; GOBonds=General Obligation Bonds

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill results in a cost to the state in FY 16 of $331,874 and $205,874 in FY 17. The cost in FY 16 includes $47,511 for a Health Program Assistant to administer the increased usage and reporting required in the bill through the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP), fringe benefits of $18,363 and $140,000 in Other Expenses for operating costs of the PMP. Additional one-time costs of $126,000 are required for upgrades to the PMP as follows: clinical notification ($27,500), excessive lookup alert ($10,500), case management ($22,000) and Mobile Device App ($66,000). Costs in FY 17 continue for the personnel and the operating expenses. HB 6824, An Act Concerning the State Budget for the Biennium Ending June Thirtieth 2017, and Making Appropriations Therefor and Other Provisions Related to Revenue contains funding for the program.

The Out Years

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

1 The fringe benefit costs for most state employees are budgeted centrally in accounts administered by the Comptroller. The estimated active employee fringe benefit cost associated with most personnel changes is 38.65% of payroll in FY 16 and FY 17.