FISCAL NOTE

Date Requested: January 18, 2018
Time Requested: 02:56 PM
Agency: Health and Human Resources, WV Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
1749 Introduced HB4199
CBD Subject: Health


FUND(S):

N/A

Sources of Revenue:

Other Fund N/A

Legislation creates:





Fiscal Note Summary


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


    The purpose of this bill is to permit a nursing home to use trained individuals to administer medication under the direction of a registered professional nurse.
    The Department estimates no fiscal impact related to this bill as Registered Nurses currently train their own approved medication assistive personnel (AMAP). The Department currently contracts with a vendor to administer the test upon the AMAPs completion of training. The vendor collects a small fee for the test administration at no cost to the state.
    



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):


    
    



Memorandum


    The Department reached out to the West Virginia Healthcare Association (WVHCA) regarding possible savings to nursing homes. The representative from WVHCA believed the bill would not yield any cost savings but would allow nursing staff's time to be freed up to perform other duties.
    



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