OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5053

AN ACT INCREASING ACCESS TO OVERDOSE REVERSAL DRUGS.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 4795

File Copy No.: 7

House Calendar No.: 42

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 17 $

FY 18 $

Various Municipalities

Cost

Potential

Potential

Explanation

The amendment strikes the underlying bill and associated fiscal impact. There is a potential cost, estimated to be less than $10,000 per municipality, associated with: (1) purchasing opioid antagonists, and (2) training emergency service providers to administer opioid antagonists.

This cost will vary based on the type of antagonist and the amount purchased by a municipality. Municipalities that currently purchase and administer opioid antagonists will not incur any cost as a result of the bill.

The amendment will not result in a cost to the state employee and retiree health plan, municipal health plans, or the state in accordance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA).1 The state plan and fully insured municipal plans currently provide coverage in accordance with the amendment.2 In addition, the amendment's prescribing restrictions outlined in section 7 are not anticipated to conflict with the state health plan's 90-day refill policy for maintenance drugs.

Lastly, the amendment (1) makes various other changes to current law and (2) requires a working group to be convened by the General Assembly to study opioid prescribing and report on its findings by February 1, 2017, these provisions do not result in a fiscal impact to the state or municipalities.

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.

1 The state employee and retiree health plan is a self-insured health plan. Pursuant to federal law, self-insured health plans are exempt from state health mandates. However, the state has traditionally adopted all state health mandates.

2 Source: Office of State Comptroller and State Dept. of Insurance