OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-6308

AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTHCARE REFORM.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 8493

File Copy No.: 868

House Calendar No.: 282

Senate Calendar No.: 592

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: See Below

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

Although not specified in the amendment, if the provisions of the amendment are interpreted to mean the Comptroller is required to enforce and implement the standards and requirements of the amendment there may be an increased cost to the state.

In addition, the amendment removes the liability of participating providers if they follow the care guidelines developed by the Comptroller. However the amendment does not specify who would be liable for damages should a claim arise. The state could experience additional costs if the state is held responsible as the entity which developed the care guidelines for participating providers.

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.