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File No. 676

    February Session, 2016

Senate Bill No. 271

Senate, April 19, 2016

The Committee on Appropriations reported through SEN. BYE of the 5th Dist., Chairperson of the Committee on the part of the Senate, that the bill ought to pass.

AN ACT CONCERNING A REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE PROVISION OF HEALTH CARE SERVICES AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES TO INMATES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION.

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

Section 1. (Effective from passage) Not later than July 1, 2016, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall issue a request for qualifications for the provision of health care services and behavioral health care services to inmates of the Department of Correction. Not later than January 15, 2017, the secretary shall report to the General Assembly a summary of the results of such request, including, but not limited to, the number of entities that submitted their qualifications in response to such request and the number of such entities the secretary determines are qualified to provide such services. If the secretary determines more than one entity is so qualified, the secretary shall, not later than April 15, 2017, issue a request for proposals from such entities for the provision of such services.

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

Section 1

from passage

New section

APP

Joint Favorable

 

The following Fiscal Impact Statement and Bill Analysis are prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for purposes of information, summarization and explanation and do not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill requires the Office of Policy and Management (OPM) to issue a request for qualification (RFQ) for the provision of health care for inmates under the care and custody of the Department of Correction (DOC) and does not result in a fiscal impact.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

OFA Bill Analysis

SB 271

AN ACT CONCERNING A REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE PROVISION OF HEALTH CARE SERVICES AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES TO INMATES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION.

SUMMARY:

The bill requires the Office of Policy and Management (OPM) to issue a request for qualifications for the provision of medical care to inmates under the care and custody of the Department of Correction. In addition, OPM must report its findings to the General Assembly and if it finds qualified vendors, must issue a request for proposals.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

BACKGROUND

Correctional Managed Health Care

The provision of inmate medical care is currently provided through a contract with the University of Connecticut Health Center that started in 1997.

COMMITTEE ACTION

Appropriations Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

33

Nay

24

(04/07/2016)

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