Colorado Legislative Council Staff
NO FISCAL IMPACT
January 5, 1999
Will Meyer (866-4976)
TITLE: CONCERNING THE LIMITED LICENSURE OF PHYSICIANS AFFILIATED WITH A SHRINERS HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF EVALUATION AND TREATMENT OF PATIENTS OF A SHRINERS HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN.
Summary of Assessment
The bill allows physicians who are licensed to practice medicine in another state to apply for and receive a limited Colorado license to practice medicine for the sole purpose of the evaluation and treatment of children under 18 years of age who are potential patients, patients, or out-patients of a Shriners Hospital for Children. The bill would become effective upon signature of the Governor.
It is estimated that there will be less than 10 physicians who will apply for such a limited license; and absent this bill, it is assumed that these physicians would have had to apply for a regular license to practice medicine in Colorado and would have paid a two-year renewal fee of $213. The bill allows the Colorado Board of Medical Examiners to establish and charge a limited license fee not to exceed by one-half the amount of the fee for a two-year renewal. The provisions of the bill will result in an insignificant reduction in the amount of license revenue received by the state and would not impact the workload of the Board of Medical Examiners, Department of Regulatory Agencies. The bill would not impact any other agency of the state, or unit of local government. Therefore, this bill is assessed as having no fiscal impact.