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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 110 – Psychiatric residency prog


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SCR110................................................by HEALTH AND WELFARE
PSYCHIATRIC RESIDENCY PROGRAM - Stating findings of the Legislature and
encouraging and supporting the funding and continued development of an
Idaho Psychiatric Residency Program.
02/12    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/13    Rpt prt - to 10th Ord
02/14    10th Ord - ADOPTED - 33-0-2
      AYES -- Andreason, Bair, Bastian, Bilyeu, Broadsword, Burkett,
      Cameron, Coiner, Corder, Darrington, Davis, Fulcher, Geddes, Goedde,
      Hammond, Heinrich, Hill, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst, Lodge,
      Malepeai, McGee, McKague, McKenzie, Pearce, Richardson, Schroeder,
      Siddoway, Stegner, Stennett, Werk
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Gannon, Little
    Floor Sponsor - Stegner
    Title apvd - to House
02/15    House intro - 1st rdg - to Health/Wel
03/01    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/02    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/06    3rd rdg - ADOPTED - 69-0-1
      AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barrett, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Bilbao, Black,
      Block, Bock, Boe, Bolz, Brackett, Bradford, Chadderdon, Chavez, Chew,
      Clark, Collins, Crane, Durst, Edmunson, Eskridge, Hagedorn, Hart,
      Harwood, Henbest, Henderson, Jaquet, Killen, King, Kren, Lake,
      LeFavour, Loertscher, Luker, Marriott, Mathews, McGeachin, Mortimer,
      Moyle, Nielsen, Nonini, Pasley-Stuart, Patrick, Pence, Raybould,
      Ring, Ringo, Roberts, Ruchti, Rusche, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd(2),
      Shepherd(8), Shirley, Shively, Smith(30), Smith(24), Snodgrass,
      Stevenson, Thayn, Trail, Vander Woude, Wills, Wood(27), Wood(35), Mr.
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Labrador
    Floor Sponsors - Rusche & Block
    Title apvd - To Senate
03/07    To enrol
03/08    Rpt enrol - Pres signed - Sp signed
03/09    To Secretary of State

Bill Text

  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-ninth Legislature                   First Regular Session - 2007
                                       IN THE SENATE
                            SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 110
                              BY HEALTH AND WELFARE COMMITTEE
  1                               A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
  4    Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
  5        WHEREAS, every county in Idaho is now designated as a "Mental Health  Pro-
  6    fessional  Shortage  Area"  by the federal Department of Health and Human Ser-
  7    vices; and
  8        WHEREAS, Idaho ranked fiftieth in the nation for the number of  physicians
  9    in  psychiatry  per capita in 2004 with five psychiatrists per 100,000 popula-
 10    tion, compared to the national rate of fourteen psychiatrists per 100,000 pop-
 11    ulation, according to the 2006 Health Care State Rankings published by  Morgan
 12    Quitno Press; and
 13        WHEREAS,  Idaho  was  one of seven states to receive an "F" grade from the
 14    National Alliance on Mental Illness on the adequacy and quality of its  mental
 15    health services; and
 16        WHEREAS,  institutions  and  private  practices  in  Idaho have difficulty
 17    recruiting mental health care providers; and
 18        WHEREAS, an Idaho psychiatric residency program, modeled after the Univer-
 19    sity of Washington's Spokane "Advanced Clinician Track"  would  encourage  the
 20    recruitment and retention of psychiatric health professionals in Idaho; and
 21        WHEREAS,  upon  full  implementation, the proposed Idaho psychiatric resi-
 22    dency program will run on a projected annual budget of $1.1 million  and  will
 23    have eleven residents per year; and
 24        WHEREAS, the Boise Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Saint Alphonsus and
 25    St. Luke's hospitals have committed to provide financial support; and
 26        WHEREAS,  the state currently supports a financial budget of approximately
 27    ten percent of the annual budget for the family medicine residency of Idaho in
 28    Boise and a higher percentage of the Idaho State  University  family  practice
 29    residency in Pocatello.
 30        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the First Regular Session
 31    of  the Fifty-ninth Idaho Legislature, the Senate and the House of Representa-
 32    tives concurring therein, that the Legislature  encourages  and  supports  the
 33    funding  and continued development of an Idaho Psychiatry Residency Program to
 34    enable the health care community to attract and retain mental  health  profes-
 35    sionals in Idaho.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                       STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

                             RS 17008

This concurrent resolution is a recommendation of the Interim
Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse that met during the
past summer and fall of 2006.  The resolution encourages and supports
the funding and continued development of an Idaho Psychiatry Residency
Program to attract and retain mental health professionals in Idaho.
                         FISCAL NOTE

The Idaho Psychiatry Residency Program is a joint financial effort of
several institutions to fund the costs of developing a Psychiatry
Residency Program in Idaho.  The Veterans Affairs Medical Center has
committed to fund 30% of the cost.  St. Luke's Hospital and St.
Alphonsus Hospital, both of Boise, have each committed to fund 30% of
the cost, and the State of Idaho is asked to fund 10% of the cost. 
The program will ramp up over a five year period.  The expected fiscal
impact to the state of Idaho over the next five years is:   

                    FY 2008 - $ 40,640 (year 1)
                    FY 2009 - $ 81,944 (year 2)
                    FY 2010 - $104,830 (year 3)
                    FY 2011 - $113,960 (year 4)
                    FY 2012 - $113,960 (year 5)   

Contact Name: 
Senator Joe Stegner 
Phone: 208 332-1308
Representative Sharon Block 
Senator Joyce Broadsword 
Representative Margaret Henbest 
Senator Chuck Coiner
Representative Jo An Wood 
Senator Elliot Werk

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE                       SCR 110