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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
]]]] 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 2 RELATING TO SERVICES TO VICTIMS OF CYSTIC FIBROSIS; REPEALING SECTION 56-1019, 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 That Section 56-1019, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 6 repealed.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 RS 14458 To repeal Idaho Code §56-1019, 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. CONTACT Name: Russell Duke Agency: Health and Welfare Phone: 334-0670 Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Impact S 1079