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Amendment

 

January Session, 2015

LCO No. 7518

   
 

*SB0111407518SDO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. COLEMAN, 2nd Dist.

 

To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 1114

File No. 742

Cal. No. 433

"AN ACT CONCERNING THE COMMISSION ON RACIAL AND ETHNIC DISPARITY IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. "

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

"Sec. 501. Section 7-126 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2015):

Each city, town, borough or school district is authorized to transport [crippled] children with physical disabilities and children having such [defective eyesight] visual impairments as to require transportation, from within their residences to places where medical, surgical or other treatment is to be given them, and to retransport such children from within such places to within their residences, and such transportation is declared to be in the line of governmental duty.

Sec. 502. Section 19a-49 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2015):

The Department of Public Health shall establish and administer a program of services for children and adults suffering from cystic fibrosis, and for such purpose shall have the same powers as are conferred on it by section 19a-50, as amended by this act. [in the case of crippled children. ]

Sec. 503. Subsection (a) of section 19a-50 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2015):

(a) The Department of Public Health is designated as the state agency to (1) administer a program of services for children [who are crippled] with physical disabilities or who are suffering from conditions which lead to [crippling] such disabilities or suffering from cardiac defect or damage, and [to] (2) receive and administer federal funds which may become available for such services. [; and the] The Commissioner of Public Health is authorized to extend and improve, as far as practicable, such services for locating such children and for providing medical, surgical, corrective and other services and care, and facilities for diagnosis, clinical services, hospitalization and aftercare for such children. The Commissioner of Public Health shall have final administrative responsibility for all activities on behalf of such children as are provided for by this section and shall have charge of the disbursement of all funds to be used for such purposes, whether by state or federal grant or appropriation, and said commissioner is authorized, in addition to the powers conferred herein, to cooperate with the federal government or any authority thereunder respecting the exercise of powers herein granted.

Sec. 504. Subdivision (2) of section 19a-175 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2015):

(2) "Patient" means an injured, ill [, crippled] or physically handicapped person requiring assistance and transportation; "

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

Sec. 501

October 1, 2015

7-126

Sec. 502

October 1, 2015

19a-49

Sec. 503

October 1, 2015

19a-50(a)

Sec. 504

October 1, 2015

19a-175(2)