FISCAL NOTE

Date Requested: January 18, 2018
Time Requested: 02:49 PM
Agency: Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA)
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
1374 Introduced HB4181
CBD Subject: Boards and Commissions


FUND(S):

PEIA

Sources of Revenue:

Special Fund

Legislation creates:

Creates New Expense



Fiscal Note Summary


Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.


    The purpose of this bill is to provide a mechanism whereby unused, unexpired nonnarcotic drugs previously owned by a deceased nursing home patient or resident may be donated to free health care clinics in the state, provided that the family of the deceased patient or resident has given consent for the donation.
    
    Although PEIA is in favor of such a program, its involvement in the administration of the program is not reasonable. PEIA has no oversight or administrative role with nursing homes. PEIA would most likely incur additional administrative costs to establish the necessary infrastructure and knowledge to implement this process. Whereas there are state agencies that deal directly with nursing homes and have existing administrative relationships. It would seem these existing entities would be better candidates for the administration of such a program.
    
    PEIA hasn’t provided an estimated cost increase as it would be difficult to estimate the implementation costs without more understanding of the volume of nursing home facilities, prescriptions and free healthcare clinics.
    



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2018
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2019
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 0 0
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0


Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):


    Please explain increases and decreases in personal services, current expenses, repairs and alterations, assets, other costs and revenues, including assumptions and data sources and delineation between start-up and ongoing costs. Please also include a long-range schedule of costs and revenues if fiscal impact is expected to vary in future years.



Memorandum


    PEIA hasn’t provided an estimated cost increase as it would be difficult to estimate the implementation costs without more understanding of the volume of nursing home facilities, prescriptions and free healthcare clinics.
    



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Jason Haught
    Email Address: jason.a.haught@wv.gov