Fiscal Note - State of Utah - 2013 General Session

HB0276 - Newborn Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Defects

State Government (UCA 36-12-13(2)(b)):
This bill could cost the state $8,000 from the General Fund in FY 2014, a total of $69,900 ($900 General Fund, $1,100 Education Fund, $66,500 dedicated credits, and $1,400 other funds) in FY 2015, and $70,900 ongoing total funds ($1,200 General Fund, $1,400 Education Fund, $66,500 dedicated credits, and $1,800 other funds) beginning in FY 2016. This bill affects two areas of state government: 1) Department of Health, Family Health and Preparedness - 1 FTE to track compliance of newborn testing and provide training to facilities to help with compliance at a cost of $66,500 ongoing dedicated credits beginning in FY 2015. The $8,000 one-time General Fund in FY 2014 provides data linkage development. 2) PEHP (statewide impact) - pulse oximetry testing of 1,365 newborns annually beginning in October 2014 at a cost of $900 General Fund, $1,100 Education Fund, and $3,400 total funds in FY 2015 an ongoing cost statewide of $1,200 General Fund, $1,400 Education Fund, and $4,400 total funds beginning in FY 2016.

State Budget Detail TableFY 2013FY 2014FY 2015
General Fund$0$1,200$1,200
General Fund, One-Time$0$8,000$0
General Fund, One-Time$0($1,200)($300)
Education Fund$0$1,400$1,400
Education Fund, One-Time$0($1,400)($300)
Federal Funds$0$0$400
Dedicated Credits$0$0$500
Dedicated Credits$0$0$66,500
   Total Expenditure$0$8,000$69,900
Net Impact, All Funds (Rev.-Exp.)$0($8,000)($69,900)
   Net Impact, General/Education Funds (Rev.-Exp.)$0($8,000)($2,000)

Local Governments (UCA 36-12-13(2)(c)):
Enactment of this bill likely will not result in direct, measurable costs for local governments.

Direct Expenditures by Utah Residents and Businesses (UCA 36-12-13(2)(d)):
Effective October 2014, about 36,000 newborns, not covered by Medicaid, each year will have a cost of about $3 for pulse oximetry testing. These $117,400 costs will be paid by individuals and/or their medical insurance companies to providers of medical services. Additionally, the dedicated credits comes from a $1.27 increase in fees for each of the 52,500 newborns.

Performance Note Required? (Joint Rule 4-2-404): Yes

3/5/2013, 10:23:59 AM, Lead Analyst: Frandsen, R./Attny: CJDOffice of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst