OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-7052

AN ACT PREVENTING PRESCRIPTION OPIOID DIVERSION AND ABUSE.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 7997

File Copy No.: 186

House Calendar No.: 155


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 18 $

FY 19 $

State Comptroller - Fringe Benefits (State Employee and Retiree Health Plan)

GF&TF - Potential Savings

See Below

See Below

Note: GF&TF=General Fund & Transportation Fund

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 18 $

FY 19 $

Various Municipalities

Potential Savings

See Below

See Below

Explanation

The amendment may result in a savings to the state employee and retiree health plan and fully insured municipal plans from limiting opioid prescriptions to five days for a minor. Current law limits the prescription to seven days. The savings will depend on the reduction in the number of pills dispensed to covered members in the state employee and retiree health plan. The savings for fully-insured municipalities will be reflected in future premiums.

Since the seven day limit was enacted in 2016, the average day supply for a first prescription in the state plan went from 12 days to approximately 7. The average day supply was the highest in 2012 at approximately 86 days. The average per member per month cost of certain opioids prescribed in a 1-30 supply ranged from $3.70 to $41.20 (for an average of $13.34) for approximately 22,500 members.

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.