OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-290

AN ACT CONCERNING PATIENT-DESIGNATED CAREGIVERS.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 6194

File Copy No.: 194

Senate Calendar No.: 161


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 16 $

FY 17 $

UConn Health Center

SF - Eliminates Cost in Bill

Up to $325,000

300,000

Note: SF=Special Fund (Non-appropriated)

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment eliminates the requirement in the underling bill that hospitals provide in-person or video technology training for designated caregivers, at the discretion of the caregiver. Instead, the amendment allows that this training be done as determined by the hospital. As this conforms to the discharge procedures currently in place at the John Dempsey Hospital at the UConn Health Center, the amendment eliminates the costs identified for the underlying bill.

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.