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Amendment

 

February Session, 2014

LCO No. 3341

   
 

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Offered by:

 

SEN. LOONEY, 11th Dist.

SEN. GERRATANA, 6th Dist.

 

To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 36

File No. 101

Cal. No. 108

"AN ACT CONCERNING THE GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE. "

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2014) (a) For purposes of this section:

(1) "Advanced practice registered nurse" means a person licensed pursuant to chapter 378 of the general statutes;

(2) "Applicable manufacturer" means a manufacturer of a covered drug, device, biological, or medical supply that is operating in the United States, or in a territory, possession, or commonwealth of the United States;

(3) "Payment or other transfer of value" means a transfer of anything of value, except a transfer of anything of value that is made indirectly to an advanced practice registered nurse through a third party in connection with an activity or service in the case where the applicable manufacturer is unaware of the identity of the advanced practice registered nurse;

(4) "Covered drug, device, biological, or medical supply" means any drug, biological product, device, or medical supply for which payment is available under subchapter XVIII of chapter 7 of Title 42 or the state Medicaid plan under subchapter XIX or XXI of said chapter or a waiver of such a plan; and

(5) "Covered device" means any device for which payment is available under subchapter XVIII of chapter 7 of Title 42 or the state Medicaid plan under subchapter XIX or XXI of said chapter or a waiver of such a plan.

(b) Not later than January 1, 2015, and quarterly thereafter, an applicable manufacturer that provides a payment or other transfer of value to an advanced practice registered nurse, who is practicing in the state, shall submit to the Commissioner of Public Health, in the form and manner prescribed by the commissioner, the information described in 42 USC 1320a-7h, as amended from time to time.

(c) An applicable manufacturer that fails to report in accordance with this section shall be assessed a civil penalty in an amount not less than one thousand dollars or more than ten thousand dollars for each payment or other transfer of value not reported, provided the total amount of such penalty shall not exceed one hundred fifty thousand dollars. "

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

Sec. 501

October 1, 2014

New section