OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-463

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE NEEDS OF PERSONS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY.

As Amended by Senate "A" (LCO 5049)

Senate Calendar No.: 172


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 19 $

FY 20 $

Department of Developmental Services

GF - Potential Savings

See Below

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Department of Developmental Services

GF - Potential Cost

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Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill, which requires DDS to develop three pilot programs for residential services within available appropriations and specifies that any resulting cost savings generated by a provider may be retained and used to meet the needs of additional eligible individuals, has no net fiscal impact.

Under the pilot programs DDS consumers may move to less restrictive and less expensive alternative residential service models.1 In turn, the savings which result from these changes in residential service will be used to fund additional DDS consumers who are waiting for services.

The number of individuals who will in the pilots and the cost differential between their current and future setting is not known at this time. Therefore, the potential savings resulting from the alternative settings and potential costs of the newly provided services cannot be calculated at this time.

House “A” strikes the underlying bill and its associated fiscal impact and replaces it with the language whose fiscal impact is described above.

The Out Years

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.

Sources:

DDS FY 16 Funding Guidelines http://www.ct.gov/dds/lib/dds/operations_center/2016/fy16_funding_guidelines.pdf

1 Traditional Model: Group Home/Continuous Residential Supports: Per person cost range from $90,000 to $148,000 for a four bed home depending on consumers' level of need.

Alternative Model: Community Companion Home: Per person costs range from $12,000 to $41,000 for four bed home depending on consumers' level of need.

Shared Living Arrangement: Per person average annual cost is $63,700.

Housing Cluster: Per person average annual cost is $37,900.