LD 1748 LR 2749(02)
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 97, Private Non-Medical Institution Services, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Health and Human Services
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Current biennium savings - General Fund
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This resolve provides for Legislative review of a major substantive rule of the Department of Health and Human Services. The rules implement initiatives included in PL 2013. c.368, the 2014-2015 Biennial Budget that eliminate funding for the Infant Mental Health program and use the funding for other related purposes.  The budget initiatives deappropriated $3 million in MaineCare seed funding each of fiscal years 2013-14 and 2014-15.  The Department of Health and Human Services now estimates the rules implementing these initiatives would have an annual General Fund savings of $3.4 million.  The fiscal note does not include a deappropriation for these additional savings. It assumes they are being used for the related purposes identified in the budget initiatives or are being used to help address the current MaineCare funding shortfall.