OLR Bill Analysis

HB 6445

AN ACT CONCERNING SERVICES THAT MAY BE PROVIDED BY PROFESSIONAL CORPORATIONS.

SUMMARY:

This bill authorizes physicians and podiatrists to form a professional service corporation together to offer their services. All of the shareholders must be licensed or legally authorized to provide these services.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2013

BACKGROUND

Related Bill

HB 6431 (File 217), reported favorably by the Labor and Public Employees Committee, authorizes certain health care providers (including physicians and podiatrists) to enter into cooperative arrangements to negotiate fees as a group with insurers or other managed care organizations. It allows them to apply to the attorney general for a certificate of public advantage, generally exempting them from state antitrust laws.

COMMITTEE ACTION

Judiciary Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

44

Nay

0

(04/16/2013)