Date Requested: March 27, 2017
Time Requested: 08:45 AM
Agency: Supreme Court of Appeals
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2825 Introduced HB2808
CBD Subject: Health


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.

The purpose of this bill is to provide assisted outpatient treatment to individuals suffering from mental illness to prevent such individuals from decompensating to the point of likelihood to cause serious harm to self or others for safety of the public, to prevent the costs of inpatient involuntary hospitalization, and costs of incarceration due to untreated mental illness.

Fiscal Note Detail

Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 13,072,000 1,307,200
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 Court processes on average 7,200 mental hygiene cases per year with the $1.233M expended by the court. The 7,200 cases successfully processed by the court were based on the standard of "likely to cause harm to themselves or others." This bill has a substantially lower standard. Based on the figures we obtained from DHHR regarding the number of addicts and given the NIH’s guidance on the number of likely comorbid addicts who would fit the this legislation's new classification, Judicial representatives believe that the following calculation is the most appropriate way to guesstimate the cost of this proposed legislation. 1. Based on the NIH’s info, let’s presume that ½ of the addicts in our state also present with a diagnosable mental illness. That’s ½ of 152K, or 76K, who would likely fit the new bill’s parameters for commitment to an outpatient program. 2. The Judiciary now spends 1.223M for 7200 cases per year, or $171.25 per case (Rounded to $172 per case for the purposes of this fiscal note submission). 3. If 76,000 cases are added to the current caseload, at this cost per case, that’s $13.015M in additional cost annually. (Rounded to $13,072,000 for the purpose of this fiscal note submission.


    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Tina Payne
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