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House Bill No. 6434

Public Act No. 03-12

AN ACT CONCERNING HOSPITAL BUDGET SYSTEMS.

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

Section 1. Section 19a-637a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2003):

On or before [September 1, 2002] February 28, 2004, and each [September first] February twenty-eighth thereafter, each short-term acute care general or children's hospital licensed by the Department of Public Health, shall submit to the Office of Health Care Access, in the form and manner prescribed by the office, the hospital's budget for the [next] hospital fiscal year that commenced on October first of the previous calendar year. Said budget shall have been approved by the hospital's governing body and shall contain the hospital's budgeted revenue and expenses and utilization amounts for [the following] such fiscal year and any other type of data previously reported pursuant to section 19a-637 and any regulations adopted pursuant to said section which the office may require.

Approved April 29, 2003