LD 1260 LR 1508(02)
An Act To Amend the Certificate of Need Act of 2002 for Nursing Facility Projects
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment "   "
Committee: Health and Human Services
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Potential current biennium cost increase - General Fund
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The bill's provisions increasing the certificate of need threshold for nursing facility projects and increasing the nursing facility projects and capital expenditures that are exempt from certificate of need could increase MaineCare nursing facility costs because additional costs would not be subject to the certificate of need MaineCare cost neutrality requirements. The number and costs of the additional projects and expenditures cannot be determined at this time. 
PL 2009, c. 213 (the 2010-2011 Biennial Budget) deappropriated $300,000 in each of 2009-10 and 2010-11 in baseline funding that would have been available in the nursing facility MaineCare funding pool intended for the development of new beds or other improvements requiring certificate of need.