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Committee Bill No. 5324

January Session, 2011

 

LCO No. 3375

 

*03375HB05324PH_*

Referred to Committee on Public Health

 

Introduced by:

 

(PH)

 

AN ACT PROHIBITING A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER FROM INCLUDING A COPY OF A PERSON'S DRIVER'S LICENSE IN THE PERSON'S HEALTH CARE RECORDS.

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

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2011) No provider of health care services, in connection with rendering such services to or on behalf of a person, may (1) make a photostatic copy of the person's driver's license, as defined in section 14a-1 of the general statutes, or (2) retain a photostatic copy of the person's driver's license in any records maintained by such provider. A provider, when seeking renewal of a professional license issued by the Department of Public Health, shall certify to the department that the provider is in compliance with the provisions of this section. For purposes of this section, "provider" means any person or organization that furnishes health care services and is licensed or certified by the Department of Public Health to furnish such services pursuant to chapters 370 to 373, inclusive, 375 to 384c, inclusive, 388, 397a, 398 or 399 of the general statutes or is licensed or certified by the department pursuant to chapter 368d of the general statutes.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2011

New section

Statement of Purpose:

To reduce opportunities for identity theft by ensuring that a photostatic copy of a person's driver's license is not part of the person's health care record.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]

Co-Sponsors:

REP. RITTER E., 38th Dist.; REP. WRIGHT E., 41st Dist.

REP. MIKUTEL, 45th Dist.; REP. OLSON, 46th Dist.

REP. RYAN, 139th Dist.; SEN. STILLMAN, 20th Dist.

H.B. 5324