OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5913

AN ACT CONCERNING PERSONS WHO DECONTAMINATE REUSABLE MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS OR DEVICES.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 6759

File Copy No.: 573

House Calendar No.: 363


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 16 $

FY 17 $

Resources of the General Fund

GF - Potential Revenue Gain

See Below

See Below

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment strikes the underlying bill and its associated fiscal impact.

The amendment establishes requirements of central service technicians (CST) and limits persons from engaging in CST practice without certification by certain professional organizations. It also requires a health care facility that employs a CST to submit, upon the request of Department of Public Health (DPH), documentation demonstrating compliance with these CST requirements. It is anticipated that DPH can undertake the provisions of the bill without incurring a fiscal impact.

The amendment also creates a class A misdemeanor related to violations of the provisions of the amendment. To the extent that violators are charged for this offense, the amendment results in a potential revenue gain through additional fines.

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.