OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-209

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING THE PROTECTION OF RESIDENTS IN HEALTH CARE INSTITUTIONS.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 17 $

FY 18 $

Social Services, Dept.

GF - Potential Cost

See Below

See Below

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill could result in a cost to the Department of Social Services (DSS) to the extent an interim Medicaid rate is provided during the time period in which a facility has temporary management as a condition of such temporary management. The actual cost would be dependent on the interim rate and the duration of temporary management.

The increase in Class A and Class B civil penalty maximums under the bill is not anticipated to result in a General Fund revenue gain, as the Department of Public Health does not typically utilize penalty maximums.1

The Out Years

The annualized, ongoing, potential fiscal impact to DSS identified above would continue into the future subject to the interim rate and the duration of temporary management.

1 In 2015, the Department of Public Health issued and collected 10 Class A penalties for a total of $6,630 (the current maximum penalty is $5,000 for each violation, increased to $10,000 under the bill). That same year, the agency issued and collected 136 Class B penalties for a total of $131,655 (the current maximum penalty is $3,000 for each violation, increased to $5,000 under the bill).