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Substitute Senate Bill No. 1316

Special Act No. 07-10

AN ACT CONCERNING THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT HEALTH CENTER.

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

Section 1. (Effective July 1, 2007) (a) The Office of Health Care Access shall, within available appropriations, contract with the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering to conduct a needs-based analysis of The University of Connecticut Health Center facilities plan. Such analysis shall consider (1) a comparison of the center's proposal for a replacement hospital with the alternative plan for a remodeled center, (2) the projected state-wide need for hospital beds up to at least the year 2018, and any possible impact that any acute care hospital in the region may experience if the amount of beds is increased at the university hospital, (3) the center's need for a modernized academic medical facility to provide instruction and achieve excellence in the schools of medicine and dental medicine and program in biomedical science, attract medical and biomedical professionals to such schools and program and to support research and clinical trials, and (4) other factors that the academy may deem appropriate.

(b) Not later than March 30, 2008, the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering shall issue a preliminary report and not later than June 30, 2008, the academy shall issue a final report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, of its analysis pursuant to subsection (a) of this section to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to higher education, public health, commerce, finance, revenue and bonding and appropriations.

Approved July 10, 2007