LD 740 LR 1178(03)
An Act To Sustain Maine's Primary Care Professional Workforce
Fiscal Note for Bill as Engrossed with:
C "A" (S-56)
Committee: Taxation
Fiscal Note
Expands eligibility but keeps 5 person limit
Fiscal Detail and Notes
Under current law the Department of Health and Human Services is tasked with adopting rules to implement the primary care access credit and with certifying up to 5 eligible primary care professionals each year. This bill expands eligibility for the primary care access credit to include persons already practicing in underserved areas, but keeps the 5 person per year limit that exists under current law. To date, rules have not been in place to allow eligible professionals to take advantage of the credit. There is evidence that without the bill there are enough eligible professionals to fill the 5 slots each year when the program becomes available. Increasing the universe of eligible professionals but keeping the 5 person limit is not anticipated to increase the revenue loss from the credit.