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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 193

 

January Session, 2015

 

LCO No. 1531

 

*01531*

Referred to Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH

 

Introduced by:

 

SEN. LEONE, 27th Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF HAIR FOLLICLE DRUG TESTING BY CLINICAL LABORATORIES.

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

That the general statutes be amended to prohibit any clinical laboratory, as defined in section 19a-30 of the general statutes, that offers hair follicle drug testing as part of its array of diagnostic testing services from refusing to administer a hair follicle drug test that has been ordered by a physician or physician assistant, licensed under chapter 370 of the general statutes, or an advanced practice registered nurse, licensed under chapter 378 of the general statutes.

Statement of Purpose:

To ensure that a clinical laboratory administers a hair follicle drug test when such a test has been ordered by a licensed physician, physician assistant or advanced practice registered nurse.