OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-290

AN ACT CONCERNING PATIENT-DESIGNATED CAREGIVERS.

As Amended by Senate "A" (LCO 6194)

House Calendar No.: 519

Senate Calendar No.: 161


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill requires hospitals to provide training and instruction for designated caregivers prior to a patient's discharge. This may be provided either in person, or through video technology, as determined by the hospital to effectively provide instruction. There is no anticipated fiscal impact.

Senate “A” eliminated a provision of the underlying bill that required the discharge training and instructions to be at the discretion of the caregiver. The amendment eliminated a cost of up to $325,000 in FY 16 and $300,000 in FY 17 for the UConn Health Center.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

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.