FUND(S):

5065-Human Services Personal Services Fund, 5072-Employee Benefits Fund, 5362-Human Services Administrative Expense Fund, 5141-Medicaid Fraud Control Fund

Sources of Revenue:

General Fund,Other Fund Federal

Legislation creates:

Neither Program nor Fund



Fiscal Note Summary


Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.


    The purpose of this bill is to require the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Resources to create the Office of Inspector General within the Department of Health and Human Resources.
    
    The Department's current structure includes an Office of Inspector General (OIG) that provides impartial evaluation, investigation and reporting, to ensure the integrity of department programs and operations. Currently, the OIG is comprised of five divisions: Medicaid Fraud Control, Quality Assurance, Investigations and Fraud Management, Civil Rights Compliance and the Board of Review. The duties of these divisions are currently required by existing state and/or federal law or regulation.
    
    The Department estimates no fiscal impact occurring from this proposed legislation.
    



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2005
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2006
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 0 0
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0


Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):


    The Department estimates no fiscal impact occurring from this proposed legislation.
    



Memorandum


    The Department's current structure includes an Office of Inspector General (OIG) that provides impartial evaluation, investigation and reporting, to ensure the integrity of department programs and operations. Requiring the Secretary to create something that is already in place would not result in any increase or decrease in costs or revenues.
    



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Martha Yeager Walker
    Email Address: fnbudoff@wvdhhr.org