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F I S C A L I M P A C T R E P O R T
SPONSOR Cisneros
ORIGINAL DATE
LAST UPDATED
2/2/06
HB
SHORT TITLE Velarde Detox & Reintegration Services
SB 685
ANALYST Lewis
APPROPRIATION (dollars in thousands)
Appropriation
Recurring
or Non-Rec
Fund
Affected
FY06
FY07
150.0
Recurring
General Fund
(Parenthesis ( ) Indicate Expenditure Decreases)
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
LFC Files
Response Received From
Department of Health (DOH)
SUMMARY
Synopsis of Bill
Senate Bill 685 appropriates $150,000 from the general fund to the Department of Health to ex-
pand detoxification and residential reintegration services in Velarde in Rio Arriba County.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS
The appropriation of $150,000 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 Department of Health (DOH)
, t
he Behavioral Health Collaborative is charged
with coordination of all substance abuse and mental health treatment services statewide through
a contract with Value-Options New Mexico (VO-NM).
The DOH notes that, in 2000-2002, Rio Arriba County led the state in alcohol- and drug-related
death rates (a rate of 134 deaths per 100,000), alcohol- and drug-related hospitalizations (1,357
hospitalizations per 100,000) and state-funded substance abuse treatment admission rates from
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2001-2003 (140 admissions per 100,000). In addition, Rio Arriba County led the state in deaths
from alcohol-related injury (43 per 100,000), ranked 2nd for alcohol-related motor vehicle crash
death (20 per 100,000), and 4th for both alcohol-related chronic disease death (49 per 100,000)
and alcohol-related chronic liver disease death (26 per 100,000) from 1999-2003.
SB 685 does not identify a particular provider for the proposed funding; nor is this appropriation
included in the DOH executive budget request.
PERFORMANCE IMPLICATIONS
According to DOH, SB 685 falls under the DOH Strategic Plan, Program Area 5, Objective 1:
Improve access, quality and value of mental health and substance abuse services.
ADMINISTRATIVE IMPLICATIONS
DOH staff time would be needed to develop a Request for Proposal (RFP) process to contract for
the services and monitor the contract proposed in SB 685.
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