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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 5759

 

January Session, 2017

 

LCO No. 1531

 

*01531*

Referred to Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. FERRARO, 117th Dist.

 

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CONNECTICUT HEALTH FREEDOM AND ACCESS ACT.

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

That the general statutes be amended to permit a health care provider who is not licensed, certified or registered by the state to provide health care services in the state, provided (1) such provider does not perform surgery, set fractures, perform any other procedure on any person that punctures or harmfully invades the skin, prescribe or administer x-rays, prescribe or administer drugs, devices or controlled substances for which a prescription by a licensed health care provider is required, perform chiropractic adjustment of the articulations of joints or the spine or hold out himself or herself as licensed, certified or registered by the state, and (2) such provider makes certain disclosures regarding his or her unlicensed, uncertified or unregistered status to anyone seeking his or her health care services.

Statement of Purpose:

To provide the public access to practitioners providing health care services with appropriate consumer protections.