OLR Bill Analysis

sSB 1147

AN ACT CONCERNING PATIENT CONSENT FOR THE EXCHANGE OF ELECTRONIC HEALTH INFORMATION.

SUMMARY:

This bill requires health care institutions to meet confidentiality requirements when their records are kept electronically. As with paper records, the bill prohibits electronically stored records from being released without the patient or his or her authorized representative's written consent.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2011

COMMITTEE ACTION

Human Services Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

13

Nay

5

(03/22/2011)