LD 91 LR 602(03)
An Act To Allow Dental Hygienists To Prescribe Fluoride Dentifrice and Antibacterial Rinse
Fiscal Note for Bill as Engrossed with:
C "A" (H-139)
Committee: Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development
Fiscal Note
FY 2015-16 FY 2016-17 Projections  FY 2017-18 Projections  FY 2018-19
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $6,750 $0 $0 $0
General Fund $6,750 $0 $0 $0
Federal Expenditures Fund $20,250 $0 $0 $0
Federal Expenditures Fund $20,250 $0 $0 $0
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The bill includes a one-time General Fund appropriation to the Department of Health and Human Services of $6,750 and a Federal Expenditures Fund allocation of $20,250 in fiscal year 2015-16 for technology changes to MIHMS to change the Point-of-Sale application that pays for prescriptions at a pharmacy and OIT oversight for vendor change management. There could also be additional claims to MaineCare. It is currently unknown how many patients would receive this service from a Dental Hygienist who had not received it in the past from a dentist.
Additional costs to the Board of Dental Examiners affiliated with the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation to amend its rules to include the requirements of this legislation can be absorbed within existing budgeted resources.