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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 5328

 

January Session, 2011

 

LCO No. 823

   

Referred to Committee on Public Health

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. CANDELORA, 86th Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH UPON RECEIVING NOTICE OF A MALPRACTICE CLAIM OR SETTLEMENT INVOLVING A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER PRESENTLY OR FORMERLY LICENSED BY THE STATE.

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

That section 19a-17a of the general statutes be amended to require that, in situations where the Department of Public Health receives notification of a medical malpractice award or settlement involving a health care provider who was formerly licensed in the state but who is now known or believed to be practicing in another state, the department, not later than thirty days after receiving notification of the malpractice award or settlement, shall notify the licensing agency of the state where the health care provider is known or believed to be practicing.

Statement of Purpose:

To require the Department of Public Health to provide notification of malpractice awards or settlements to other state licensing agencies when the award or settlement involves a health care provider who was formerly licensed in the state but who subsequently left the state and is now known or believed to be practicing in another state.