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General Assembly


Raised Bill No. 993

January Session, 2015


LCO No. 4084



Referred to Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH


Introduced by:





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

Section 1. Subsection (g) of section 19a-508c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2015):

(g) A hospital-based facility shall prominently display written notice on its Internet web site and in locations that are readily accessible to and visible by patients, including patient waiting areas, stating that: (1) The hospital-based facility is part of a hospital or health system, and (2) if the hospital-based facility charges a facility fee, the patient may incur a financial liability greater than the patient would incur if the hospital-based facility was not hospital-based.

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

Section 1

October 1, 2015


Statement of Purpose:

To require hospital-based facilities to post notice on their web sites concerning any facility fees.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]