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File No. 34

    February Session, 2018

House Bill No. 5144

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.

AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF MEDICAID-FUNDED PROGRAMS.

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 Medicaid-funded state programs administered under Title XIX of the Social Security Act, as amended from time to time. Such study shall include, but need not be limited to, a report on: (1) Factors the commissioner deems pertinent to quality of care; (2) whether there are any gaps in access by eligible residents; and (3) whether any provisions of the programs need to be changed to conform with requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, P.L. 111-148, as amended from time to time.

(b) Not later than July 1, 2019, the commissioner shall report 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 any identified gaps in the provision of Medicaid-funded state 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

AGE

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 has no fiscal impact as the Department of Social Services (DSS) has the expertise to conduct a study related to Medicaid-funded programs.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

OLR Bill Analysis

HB 5144

AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF MEDICAID-FUNDED PROGRAMS.

SUMMARY

The Office of Legislative Research does not analyze Special Acts.

COMMITTEE ACTION

Aging Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

12

Nay

0

(03/15/2018)

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