Date Requested: February 24, 2015
Time Requested: 09:59 AM
Agency: Corrections
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
3308 Introduced HB2880
CBD Subject: Crime


FUND(S):



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 Division of Corrections currently houses approximately 300 work release inmates. The estimated monthly cost for this drug is $1,300 per 30 day supply. If 75% of the work release inmates have addiction issues (assumption based on past research and experience), the total monthly cost would be $292,500 (annual cost $3,510,000). It is possible that Medicaid or other providers may help offset this cost, but that is uncertain at this time. In addition, the research evaluation called for by the proposal could have cost impacts of $200,000 to $300,000 dollars depending on final scope and expertise needed. The numbers provided above are for treating work release inmates every month. Most states just provide one injection prior to release, and refer to community provider. As stated, the cost for each injection, which lasts one month is $1300. Medicaid may be an option, however we don't know for certain what, if anything, they would pay



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2015
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2016
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 3,810,000 3,810,000
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 Division of Corrections currently houses approximately 300 work release inmates. The estimated monthly cost for this drug is $1,300 per 30 day supply. If 75% of the work release inmates have addiction issues (assumption based on past research and experience), the total monthly cost would be $292,500 (annual cost $3,510,000). It is possible that Medicaid or other providers may help offset this cost, but that is uncertain at this time. In addition, the research evaluation called for by the proposal could have cost impacts of $200,000 to $300,000 dollars depending on final scope and expertise needed. The numbers provided above are for treating work release inmates every month. Most states just provide one injection prior to release, and refer to community provider. As stated, the cost for each injection, which lasts one month is $1300. Medicaid may be an option, however we don't know for certain what, if anything, they would pay.



Memorandum


    



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Loita Butcher
    Email Address: Loita.c.butcher@wv.gov