LD 1938 LR 2640(01)
An Act Concerning MaineCare Coverage for Donor Breast Milk
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Rep. Craven of Lewiston
Committee: Health and Human Services
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
FY 2019-20 FY 2020-21 Projections  FY 2021-22 Projections  FY 2022-23
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $0 $207,673 $207,831 $207,831
General Fund $0 $207,673 $207,831 $207,831
Federal Expenditures Fund $0 $364,705 $364,548 $364,548
Federal Expenditures Fund $0 $364,705 $364,548 $364,548
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The Department of Health and Human Services will require a General Fund appropriation of $207,673 in fiscal year 2020-21 to provide reimbursement under the MaineCare program for pasteurized donor breast milk provided to an infant if a physician, physician assistant or advanced practice registered nurse signs an order stating that such milk is medically necessary and the infant is medically or physically unable to receive maternal breast milk or participate in breastfeeding or the infant's mother is medically or physically unable to produce maternal breast milk in quantities sufficient for the infant. Federal Expenditures Fund allocations will also be required for the FMAP match.