OLR Bill Analysis

sHB 5435

AN ACT CONCERNING THE COMMISSION ON HEALTH EQUITY.

SUMMARY:

This bill allows the 32-member Commission on Health Equity to appoint an executive director within available appropriations. It requires the commission to establish requirements for, duties of, and policies and procedures for removing, an executive director, who must be in the unclassified service. By law, the commission must work to (1) eliminate disparities in health status based on race, ethnicity, and linguistic ability and (2) improve the quality of health for all state residents.

The bill places the commission within the Insurance Department, instead of the Office of the Health Care Advocate, for administrative purposes. It also makes technical and conforming changes.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2015

COMMITTEE ACTION

Insurance and Real Estate Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

15

Nay

4

(03/19/2015)