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SENATE BILL NO. 1079
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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
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
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.
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
Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Impact S 1079