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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 811

 

January Session, 2015

 

LCO No. 3003

 

*03003*

Referred to Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH

 

Introduced by:

 

SEN. LOONEY, 11th Dist.

SEN. FASANO, 34th Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING PARITY IN HOSPITAL SALES OVERSIGHT.

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

That sections 19a-486a to 19a-486h of the general statutes be amended to: (1) Expand the requirements to include all hospital sales; and (2) require the Commissioner of Public Health, when considering whether to impose any condition on a transaction under subsection (b) of section 19a-486b of the general statutes to weigh the value of such condition against the potential negative impact that the failure of the proposed sale to proceed may have on (A) the affected community's continued access to high quality and affordable health care after accounting for likely changes in staffing levels, and (B) the provision of services to uninsured and underinsured persons.

Statement of Purpose:

To establish a consistent and fair process for hospital sale oversight by treating all sales equally.