LD 121 LR 73(02)
An Act To Require a Background Check for High-risk Health Care Providers under the MaineCare Program
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Health and Human Services
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
FY 2021-22 FY 2022-23 Projections  FY 2023-24 Projections  FY 2024-25
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $23,579 $0 $0 $0
General Fund $23,579 $0 $0 $0
Federal Expenditures Fund $70,736 $0 $0 $0
Federal Expenditures Fund $70,736 $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 $23,579 in fiscal year 2021-22 for technological changes required in the Maine Integrated Health Management System. Federal Expenditures Fund allocations will also be required for the FMAP match. 
Additional costs to the Department of Public Safety associated with performing the background checks can be absorbed within existing budgeted resources.  Revenue will be increased by minor amounts from the payments received from performing the background checks.  No change in the budget is required.