OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-5048

AN ACT REQUIRING CERTIFICATE OF NEED APPROVAL FOR THE TERMINATION OF INPATIENT AND OUTPATIENT SERVICES BY A HOSPITAL.

As Amended by House "A" (LCO 7275)

House Calendar No. : 71

Senate Calendar No. : 607

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 12 $

FY 13 $

Public Health, Dept.

GF - Potential Revenue Gain

Indeterminate

Indeterminate

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill results in a potential indeterminate General Fund revenue gain as it adds a requirement to the underlying bill that any outpatient surgical facility seeking to terminate services currently offered must file a certificate of need application with the Office of Health Care Access, a division of the Department of Public Health. It is unknown how many terminations of such services will be sought annually, and, as such, the potential revenue gain is indeterminate. CGS Sec. 19a-639a establishes a $500 CON application fee for termination of certain hospital services.

House “A” struck lines 1 to 91 of the underlying bill and replaced them with language resulting in the impact indentified above.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to the number of terminations of such services annually.