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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 6237

 

January Session, 2017

 

LCO No. 2240

 

*02240*

Referred to Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. COOK, 65th Dist.

REP. GODFREY, 110th Dist.

 

AN ACT ADOPTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE DIABETES ADVISORY COUNCIL.

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

That the general statutes be amended to (1) secure Medicaid coverage for diabetes self-management education at programs accredited by the American Diabetes Association or the American Association of Diabetes Educators, (2) devise a plan and seek financial support to increase the state's pool of lay and professional diabetes educators who represent at-risk populations including, but not limited to, minorities and those residing in lower socioeconomic and rural areas, (3) modify cost-sharing of diabetes self-management education by reforming insurance plans to decrease barriers and ensure that such education is not subject to insurance deductibles or copayments, and (4) build the capacity for a state-wide diabetes self-management education program with an emphasis on culturally and linguistically appropriate standards and improved access.

Statement of Purpose:

To enact the recommendations of the Diabetes Advisory Council.