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General Assembly

File No. 366

    January Session, 2017

Senate Bill No. 41

Senate, April 3, 2017

The Committee on Public Health reported through SEN. GERRATANA of the 6th Dist. and SEN. SOMERS of the 18th Dist., Chairpersons of the Committee on the part of the Senate, that the bill ought to pass.

AN ACT CONCERNING PHLEBOTOMISTS.

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

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2017) (a) As used in this section, "phlebotomist" means a person who draws blood for diagnostic testing, transfusions, research or blood donations.

(b) A person who practices as a phlebotomist in the state may obtain certification as a phlebotomist from the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians, National Center for Competency Testing or National Phlebotomy Association.

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

Section 1

October 1, 2017

New section

PH

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, which allows phlebotomists to obtain certification from various entities, does not result in a fiscal impact to the state or municipalities. The Department of Public Health does not license or certify phlebotomists.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

OLR Bill Analysis

SB 41

AN ACT CONCERNING PHLEBOTOMISTS.

SUMMARY

This bill specifically allows individuals practicing as phlebotomists in the state to obtain phlebotomist certification from the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians, National Center for Competency Testing, or National Phlebotomy Association. The bill defines “phlebotomist” as a person who draws blood for diagnostic testing, transfusions, research, or blood donations.

The state does not license or certify phlebotomists. In practice, entities that employ phlebotomists may require national certification.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2017

COMMITTEE ACTION

Public Health Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

24

Nay

0

(03/15/2017)

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