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Proposed Bill No. 6035

 

January Session, 2017

 

LCO No. 2593

 

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Referred to Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. JOHNSON, 49th Dist.

REP. ORANGE, 48th Dist.

REP. HADDAD, 54th Dist.

SEN. FLEXER, 29th Dist.

SEN. OSTEN, 19th Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING THE REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATES OF NEED.

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

That (1) section 19a-630 of the general statutes be amended to define "reduction of specialty services", (2) section 19a-638 of the general statutes be amended to require a certificate of need for the reduction of specialty services offered by a hospital, (3) that section 19a-639 of the general statutes be amended to require the Office of Health Care Access to take into consideration whether the applicant has satisfactorily demonstrated that the proposal will meet the health care needs of the public in the geographic region served by considering any community needs assessment, (4) that section 19a-639a of the general statutes be amended to require said office to hold a public hearing in the affected community if any individual submits a written request for a hearing, and (5) that section 19a-641 of the general statutes be amended to allow any three or more individuals, collectively, or any individual representing an entity with five or more people aggrieved by any final decision of said office to appeal from such decision.

Statement of Purpose:

To change the requirements for certificates of need.