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F I S C A L I M P A C T R E P O R T
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ORIGINAL DATE
LAST UPDATED
2/8/06
HB 750
SHORT TITLE Santa Fe County Detox & Rehab Services
SB
ANALYST Lewis
APPROPRIATION (dollars in thousands)
Appropriation
Recurring
or Non-Rec
Fund
Affected
FY06
FY07
100.0
Recurring
General Fund
(Parenthesis ( ) Indicate Expenditure Decreases)
Relates to HB 236 (Santa Fe Alcohol & Substance Abuse Programs).
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
LFC Files
Responses Received From
Department of Finance and Administration (DFA)
Department of Health (DOH)
Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC)
SUMMARY
Synopsis of Bill
House Bill 750 appropriates $100,000 from the general fund to the Local Government Division
of the Department of Finance and Administration for Santa Fe County to contract for detoxifica-
tion and rehabilitation services.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS
The appropriation of $100,000 contained in this bill is a recurring expense to the general fund.
Any unexpended or unencumbered balance remaining at the end of fiscal year 2007 shall revert
to the general fund.
SIGNIFICANT ISSUES
According to the DFA,
this appropriation is intended to go to contract services with the Santa Fe
Recovery Center (Chemical Dependency Treatment Services).
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Based on a letter sent by the Santa Fe Recovery Center, dated October 19, 2005, DFA adds that:
The mission is to serve as much of the indigent population as possible.
The facility currently has 23 beds which are currently full.
They have a waiting list of 151 who are indigent.
They have an innovative treatment program, with a 5 to 1 client/counselor ratio.
The facility has been utilizing its reserves to pay for operational costs and rehabilitation ser-
vices.
Monies to pay for indigent rehabilitation services will run out by 2005.
The DFA recommends that funding should be recurring for up to three years in order to give the
recovery center time to establish private and public donations.
ADMINISTRATIVE IMPLICATIONS
DFA states that
administration of this appropriation would go to Santa Fe County. There is no
formal agreement in place; but, according to
the Director of the Santa Fe Recovery Center, there
have been discussions with Steve Shepherd and Agnes Lopez of Santa Fe County.
CONFLICT, DUPLICATION, COMPANIONSHIP, RELATIONSHIP
This bill relates to/overlaps with HB 236, which appropriates
$350,000 for Santa Fe County to
contract with a nonprofit organization to provide inpatient rehabilitation services for drug, alco-
hol and methamphetamine addiction treatment. The HB 236 appropriation also appears to be in-
tended for the Santa Fe Recovery Center.
WHAT WILL BE THE CONSEQUENCES OF NOT ENACTING THIS BILL
The DFA suggests that the lack of funding might force the Santa Fe Recovery Center to close its
doors. This would eliminate detoxification and rehabilitation services particularly to members of
the indigent population.
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