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File No. 33

    February Session, 2018

House Bill No. 5142

House of Representatives, March 26, 2018

The Committee on Aging reported through REP. SERRA of the 33rd Dist., Chairperson of the Committee on the part of the House, that the bill ought to pass.


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

Section 1. (Effective from passage) (a) The Commissioner of Social Services shall conduct a study of nursing homes to determine whether (1) there is a sufficient number of nursing homes in the state, and (2) the services offered by such nursing homes meet the state's residents' need for long-term care.

(b) The study shall include, but need not be limited to, a report on: (1) Decreases or increases in the total nursing home population annually for fiscal years 2012 to 2017, inclusive; (2) state budget expenditures on nursing home care in each of said fiscal years; (3) the projected number of persons who will need nursing home care in fiscal year 2020; and (4) whether any programmatic or legislative changes are needed to better serve adults in need of institutionalized care.

(c) Not later than July 1, 2019, the Commissioner of Social Services shall report on the results of the study, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to aging and human services. Such report may include the commissioner's recommendations for addressing identified gaps in the provision of services and improving access to such services.

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

Section 1

from passage

New section


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


The bill has no fiscal impact as the Department of Social Services (DSS) has the expertise to conduct a study related to nursing homes.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

OLR Bill Analysis

HB 5142



The Office of Legislative Research does not analyze Special Acts.


Aging Committee

Joint Favorable