Connecticut Seal

General Assembly

File No. 333

    February Session, 2018

Senate Bill No. 371

Senate, April 9, 2018

The Committee on Insurance and Real Estate reported through SEN. LARSON of the 3rd Dist. and SEN. KELLY of the 21st Dist., Chairpersons of the Committee on the part of the Senate, that the bill ought to pass.

AN ACT CONCERNING REIMBURSEMENT FOR HEALTH CARE AND CLINICAL SERVICES PROVIDED AT STATE EXPENSE.

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

Section 1. Section 4-67 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2018):

(a) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management may require reports from any department, agency or institution, supported in whole or in part by the state, upon any matter of property or finance at any time and under such regulations as he may prescribe and shall require special reports upon the request of the Governor. The information contained in such special reports shall be submitted by him to the Governor. Said secretary, or any agent of the Office of Policy and Management designated by him for such purpose, may enter any property of any department, board, institution or agency of the state and may examine any of its property and any of its books, papers, plans and records, investigate its service, the effectiveness of its policies, management, internal organization and operating procedure and the character, amount, quality and cost of the service rendered; may recommend to any such department, institution or agency, and assist it to effect, improvements in organization, management, methods and procedure and report his findings and recommendations to the Governor. Each officer and employee of any such department, institution, board or other agency shall assist said secretary or his agent in carrying out the provisions of this chapter. Said secretary shall submit an annual report to the Governor, as provided by section 4-60, which shall include such information concerning the operations of the office and the financial condition and operations of the state as he deems advisable and also any recommendations for changes in the organization or activities of the office. This section shall not apply to the medical records of state employees unless the employee gives his consent or unless the information sought is necessary to assure adjudication of any responsibility on the part of the state or unless medical interpretations of preemployment and other examinations are requested by the Commissioner of Administrative Services.

(b) Not later than January 1, 2019, and annually thereafter, each department, agency and institution supported in whole or in part by the state and providing or facilitating clinical or health care services at state expense shall submit a report to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management concerning its policies and procedures for, whenever possible, (1) seeking reimbursement from third parties for the cost of such services, and (2) ensuring that the state is the payor of last resort for such services.

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

Section 1

October 1, 2018

4-67

INS

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 state agencies that provide or facilitate clinical or health care services to submit certain information to the Office of Policy and Management. This has no fiscal impact.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

OLR Bill Analysis

SB 371

AN ACT CONCERNING REIMBURSEMENT FOR HEALTH CARE AND CLINICAL SERVICES PROVIDED AT STATE EXPENSE.

SUMMARY

This bill requires state-supported departments, agencies, and institutions that provide or facilitate clinical or health care services at state expense to report to the Office of Policy and Management (OPM) secretary by January 1, 2019 and annually thereafter. They must report on their policies and procedures for, whenever possible, (1) seeking third-party reimbursement for the cost of the services and (2) ensuring that the state is the payor of last resort.

By law, the OPM secretary may require reports from state-supported departments, agencies, and institutions on any financial matter at any time and under regulations he may prescribe.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2018

COMMITTEE ACTION

Insurance and Real Estate Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

21

Nay

0

(03/20/2018)

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