OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-938

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE STATE-WIDE ADOPTION OF THE MEDICAL ORDERS FOR LIFE-SUSTAINING TREATMENT PROGRAM.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

This bill, which requires the Department of Public Health (DPH) to establish a statewide Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) program, does not result in a fiscal impact to the agency or municipalities. DPH launched its MOLST program on 4/16/15. As of 3/20/17, a total of 127 patients and 13 providers have participated in the program. As members of the MOLST advisory council, established under the bill, are anticipated to participate on a voluntary basis, there is no fiscal impact to DPH is anticipated from this provision.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

Sources:

Public Hearing Testimony, 3/20/17