Date Requested:January 13, 2012
Time Requested:04:03 PM
Agency: Senior Services, Bureau of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2012R1445 Introduced HB4062
CBD Subject: IN-HOME DIRECT CARE WORKFORCE REGISTRY
FUND(S)
Lottery
Sources of Revenue
General Fund
Legislation creates:
A New Program

Fiscal Note Summary

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

    It is estimated that an additional 2 employees would have to be hired at a total salary expense of $70,000 plus benefits of $30,000. Additionally, a database would have to be developed and maintained from year to year estimated at an annual cost of $5,000.

Fiscal Note Detail
Over-all effect
Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2012
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2013
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 105,000 105,000
Personal Services 0 70,000 70,000
Current Expenses 0 5,000 5,000
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 30,000 30,000
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    • $2,000 - $5,000 for an outside IT company to develop the database plus an annual fee to maintain the site
    • One full-time staff person (salary + fringe) to do data entry – this person would be responsible for entering information on certified in-home direct care workers including name, educational background, criminal background checks, current certifications, allegations of abuse, continuing education and any other areas required. Initially, this might also require some temporary help to input al of the fields of data for the thousands of workers who will be eligible to be on the list.
    • One full-time staff person (salary + fringe) to manage the registry – this person would be responsible for addressing any issues that arise, developing a relationship with trainers certified to provide the training for in-home direct care workers, following up on discrepancies in data reported, fielding questions from provider agencies and in-home direct care workers regarding certifications, abuse allegations, criminal background checks, etc.
    


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Terry Hess
Email Address:
terry.l.hess@wv.gov