|131st MAINE LEGISLATURE
|An Act to Establish the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact
|Fiscal Note for
Bill as Engrossed with:
C "A" (S-372)
|Committee: Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services
|Future biennium revenue increase - Other Special Revenue Funds
|Projections FY 2025-26
|Projections FY 2026-27
|Other Special Revenue Funds
|Fiscal Detail and Notes
|This bill includes ongoing Other Special Revenue Funds allocations totaling $64,081 in fiscal year 2024-25 to the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation to support the additional costs to the Board of Examiners in Physical Therapy associated with joining the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact effective January 1, 2026. Of that amount, ongoing Other Special Revenue Funds allocations of $61,836 are to the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation within the department for one Comprehensive Health Planner II position and related All Other costs to support the anticipated increase in workload associated with joining the compact. This assumes the position will begin on January 1, 2025. Additionally, ongoing Other Special Revenue Funds allocations of $2,245 in fiscal year 2024-25 are provided to the Administrative Services - Professional and Financial Regulation program for the technology and other administrative costs associated with adding the position.
|The department has indicated that the revenue generated from current licensing and other fees will not be sufficient to support the additional costs associated with this bill and licensing fees will need to be increased. The amount and timing of any fee increase cannot be determined at this time.