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Senate Bill No. 532

Special Act No. 02-11

AN ACT CONCERNING A PAMPHLET OUTLINING THE RIGHTS OF HOSPITAL PATIENTS.

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

Section 1. (Effective from passage) The Department of Public Health shall study the need for a pamphlet outlining the rights provided to hospital patients under federal law or regulations or any provision of the general statutes or regulations of Connecticut state agencies. The department shall enumerate the rights to be included in such a pamphlet and shall consider the feasibility of requiring all hospitals to provide patients with such a pamphlet. The Commissioner of Public Health shall report, in accordance with section 11-4a of the general statutes, on such study to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public health by January 1, 2003.

Approved June 7, 2002