OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-303

AN ACT CONCERNING OUTPATIENT CLINICS, URGENT CARE CENTERS AND FREESTANDING EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS.

As Amended by Senate "A" (LCO 4382)

Senate Calendar No.: 301


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill, which makes clarifications regarding when facility fees may be charged and creates certain signage requirements for a freestanding, hospital-based emergency department, results in no fiscal impact to the state or municipalities. None of the clarifications and requirements applies to the University of Connecticut Health Center's practices or facilities, and no impact is anticipated to state or municipal health plans.

House “A” strikes the underlying bill, which had no fiscal impact, and replaces it with the impact described above.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

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.