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Senate Bill No. 933

Public Act No. 05-3

AN ACT CLARIFYING LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR OUTPATIENT SURGICAL FACILITIES.

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

Section 1. Subsection (b) of section 19a-493b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(b) No entity, individual, firm, partnership, corporation, limited liability company or association, other than a hospital, shall individually or jointly establish or operate an outpatient surgical facility in this state without complying with chapter 368z, except as otherwise provided by this section, and obtaining a license within the time specified in this subsection from the Department of Public Health for such facility pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, unless such entity, individual, firm, partnership, corporation, limited liability company or association: (1) Provides to the Office of Health Care Access satisfactory evidence that it was in operation on or before July 1, 2003, [and] or (2) obtained, on or before July 1, 2003, from the Office of Health Care Access, a determination that a certificate of need is not required. An entity, individual, firm, partnership, corporation, limited liability company or association otherwise in compliance with this section may operate an outpatient surgical facility without a license through March 30, 2007, and shall have until March 30, 2007, to obtain a license from the Department of Public Health.

Approved April 1, 2005