OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-5255

AN ACT CONCERNING GUARDIANSHIP OF PERSONS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 5732

File Copy No.: 135

House Calendar No.: 117

Senate Calendar No.: 393

OFA Fiscal Note

MINIMAL FISCAL IMPACT

The amendment requires the DDS and Department of Social Services (DSS) commissioners to notify, by certified mail, clients with Intellectual Disability who will become ineligible for state-assisted care at least 90 days before the date they will become ineligible or stop receiving care and help them identify and secure private funding. The notification provision is anticipated to result in a minimal fiscal impact to DDS and DSS associated with postage including certified mailing costs ($3.94 each). It is anticipated that DDS will incur postage costs of approximately $24 in FY 17 and FY 18 as the department sends approximately six such notifications annually.

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.