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Senate Bill No. 212

Public Act No. 02-6

AN ACT CONCERNING LATE OR MISSING DATA AND THE OFFICE OF HEALTH CARE ACCESS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provision of section 19a-638 of the general statutes, or any other provision of chapter 368z of the general statutes, the Office of Health Care Access may refuse to accept as filed or submitted a letter of intent or a certificate of need application from any person or health care facility that failed to submit any required data or information, or has filed any required data or information that is incomplete or not filed in a timely fashion. Prior to any refusal and accompanying moratorium under the provisions of this section, the Commissioner of Health Care Access shall notify the person or health care facility, in writing, and such notice shall identify the data or information that was not received and the data or information that is incomplete in any respect. Such person or facility shall have ten business days after receipt of the notice to provide the commissioner with the required data or information. Such refusal and related moratorium on accepting a letter of intent or a certificate of need application may remain in effect, at the discretion of the Commissioner of Health Care Access, until the office determines that all required data has been submitted. The commissioner shall have fifteen days to notify the person or facility submitting the data and information whether or not the letter of intent or certificate of need application is refused. Nothing in this section shall preclude or limit the office from taking any other action authorized by law concerning late, incomplete or inaccurate data submission in addition to such a refusal and accompanying moratorium.

Approved April 17, 2002