OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-304

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MATERNITY MORTALITY REVIEW COMMITTEE WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH.

As Amended by Senate "A" (LCO 5221)

House Calendar No.: 579

Senate Calendar No.: 204


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 19 $

FY 20 $

Public Health, Dept.

GF - Cost

See Below

See Below

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill, which requires the Department of Public Health (DPH) to establish: (1) a maternal mortality review program to review medical records and other data related to maternal death cases, and (2) a maternal mortality review committee within the agency, is anticipated to result in a cost to the agency depending on the scope of the program established, and the number of multidisciplinary reviews completed by the committee. Prior to FY 18, DPH had a Maternal Mortality Review account, which was appropriated General Fund dollars ranging from $19,000 to $104,000.1

Senate “A” struck the language of the underlying bill and its associated fiscal impact, replacing it with language resulting in the fiscal impact described above.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to scope of the maternal mortality review program developed by DPH.

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 FY 14 and FY 15 Biennial Budget provided $19,000 in each fiscal year to DPH's Maternal Mortality Review account to support chart review of mothers that died in childbirth. The FY 15 Revised Budget increased this funding by $85,000 for total FY 15 funding of $104,000. Pursuant to the FY 16 and FY 17 Biennial Budget, all but $1,000 remained for the Maternal Mortality Review account. The FY 17 Revised Budget reduced this to $1, which was eliminated in the FY 18 and FY 19 Biennial Budget.