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SENATE BILL NO. 1079 – Cystic fibrosis services repealed


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S1079.................................................by HEALTH AND WELFARE
CYSTIC FIBROSIS - Repeals existing law to eliminate requirements for
providing services to victims of cystic fibrosis.
02/01    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/02    Rpt prt - to Health/Wel

Bill Text

  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-eighth Legislature                   First Regular Session - 2005
                                       IN THE SENATE
                                    SENATE BILL NO. 1079
                              BY HEALTH AND WELFARE COMMITTEE
  1                                        AN ACT
  3        IDAHO CODE.
  4    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
  5        SECTION 1.  That Section 56-1019, Idaho Code, be, and the same  is  hereby
  6    repealed.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                  STATEMENT  OF  PURPOSE

                         RS 14458

To repeal Idaho Code ยง56-1019, Services to victims of cystic 
fibrosis.  This law requires the Department of Health and Welfare 
to pay for services to persons suffering from cystic fibrosis (CF) 
who are twenty-one (21) years of age or older. This law was passed 
in 1978 with a general fund budget appropriation of $24,000, which 
has not increased since then.  At that time most individuals with 
CF would not live to adulthood.  Medical literature indicates the 
median life expectancy is now thirty-two (32) years of age and 
many people with CF live much longer.  Costs for care and 
treatment of an individual with CF can now exceed $18,000 
annually.  Without an increase of $102,000 in funding for fiscal 
year 2006 and incremental increases in every subsequent year, the 
law will benefit only a small percentage of individuals eligible 
for the services. 

                        FISCAL  IMPACT

Repealing this law will save $24,000 annually in General Funds for 
the Department of Health and Welfare.

Name:		Russell Duke
Agency:		Health and Welfare
Phone:		334-0670

Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Impact	             S 1079