FISCAL NOTE

Date Requested: January 18, 2018
Time Requested: 02:45 PM
Agency: Health and Human Resources, WV Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
1311 Introduced SB318
CBD Subject: Health


FUND(S):

0525 - CONSOLIDATED MEDICAL SERVICES FUND

Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

Increases Existing Expenses



Fiscal Note Summary


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


    The purpose of this bill is to require that all health care workers receive an influenza vaccination by October 1 every year.
    This legislation would have a negative fiscal impact on the Department. Records show that there are currently 76 employees at the Department's Hospitals and Long Term Care Facilities that have refused the vaccine without exemption. As the bill is written, if the employees were not suspended the potential penalty cost for the Department could be $76,000 to $380,000 per pay period. If the employees were suspended the contract staffing costs would increase.
    



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 0 380,000 380,000
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 380,000 380,000
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):


    



Memorandum


    



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Bill J. Crouch
    Email Address: Bill J. Crouch@wv.gov