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Raised Bill No. 371

February Session, 2018

 

LCO No. 1427

 

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Referred to Committee on INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

 

Introduced by:

 

(INS)

 

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 Section 4-67 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2018):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

Statement of Purpose:

To require that each department, agency or institution that provides health care services at state expense submit an annual report to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management.

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