Date Requested: January 28, 2022
Time Requested: 12:18 PM
Agency: Higher Education Policy Commission
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
1497 Amendment HB4289
CBD Subject: Education (Higher)



Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

Creates New Expense

Fiscal Note Summary

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

House Bill 4289, if enacted, would create the behavioral health workforce initiative within the Higher Education Policy Commission. The initiative will study behavioral health workforce supply and demand; incentivize and promote careers in health care; assist in the development of pipeline programming; improve trainees’ access to clinical supervisors; assist behavioral health professionals to attain addiction treatment credentials; develop learning collaborative partnerships; assess and increase the training available for behavioral health students and professionals in telehealth techniques; and coordinate communication between stakeholders to leverage existing federal and state scholarship loan repayment and incentive programs. It is estimated that the initial year costs will be about $1.2 million and $1.9 million upon full implementation.

Fiscal Note Detail

Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 1,230,000 1,936,000
Personal Services 0 150,000 150,000
Current Expenses 0 150,000 150,000
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 930,000 1,636,000
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0

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


    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Ed Magee
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