Colorado Legislative Council Staff

NO FISCAL IMPACT



Drafting Number:

Prime Sponsor(s):

LLS 98-536

Rep. Reeser

Sen. Wattenberg

Date:

Bill Status: Fiscal Analyst:

January 13, 1998

House Business Affairs

Will Meyer (866-4976)

 

TITLE:            CONCERNING THE CONTINUATION OF THE DEFINITION OF MEDICAL TREATMENT GUIDELINES UNTIL JULY 1, 2003.



Summary of Assessment


             The provision of this bill would postpone the repeal of the definition of “medical treatment guidelines” for 5 years from July 1, 1998 to July 1, 2003. The bill would become effective upon signature of the Governor.


            Medical treatment guidelines are a system of evaluating and treatment guidelines for high cost and high frequency categories of workplace injuries and diseases that are designed to assure appropriate medical care at a reasonable cost. The continuation of this definition would not have any affect on the revenues or expenditures of the Department of Labor, or any other agency of the state, or unit of local government. Therefore, this bill is assessed as having no fiscal impact.


 

Departments Contacted


            Labor and Employment