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Senate Bill No. 573

Public Act No. 02-65

AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO DATA BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH.

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

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2002 ) The Commissioners of Social Services and Public Health shall enter into a memorandum of understanding for the purpose of improving public health service delivery and public health outcomes for low income populations through the sharing of available Medicaid, HUSKY Plus, HUSKY Plan Part B, and Title V data, provided the sharing of such data: (1) Is directly related to the administration of the Medicaid state plan or any other applicable state plan administered by the Department of Social Services or the Department of Public Health; (2) is in accordance with federal and state law and regulations concerning the privacy, security, confidentiality and safeguarding of individually identifiable information contained in such data; (3) includes a detailed description of the intended public health service delivery and public health outcome goals that are achieved by the sharing of such data; and (4) the costs of compiling and transmitting any such data can be accomplished within the available resources of the Departments of Social Services and Public Health.

Approved May 23, 2002