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File No. 312

    February Session, 2018

House Bill No. 5296

House of Representatives, April 9, 2018

The Committee on Public Health reported through REP. STEINBERG of the 136th Dist., Chairperson of the Committee on the part of the House, that the bill ought to pass.

AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY TO IDENTIFY WAYS FOR STATE GOVERNMENT TO PARTNER WITH HOSPITALS.

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

Section 1. (Effective from passage) The Commissioner of Public Health, in collaboration with the Insurance Commissioner, shall study ways in which the state can partner with hospitals to enhance access to and affordability of health care and to help meet hospitals' workforce and economic needs. Not later than January 1, 2019, the Commissioner of Public Health shall report, 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 public health and insurance regarding the outcome of the study.

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

Section 1

from passage

New section

PH

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, which requires the Department of Public Health to study ways in which the state can partner with hospitals, does not result in a fiscal impact as the agency has the expertise necessary to fulfill this requirement.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

OLR Bill Analysis

HB 5296

AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY TO IDENTIFY WAYS FOR STATE GOVERNMENT TO PARTNER WITH HOSPITALS.

SUMMARY

The Office of Legislative Research does not analyze Special Acts.

COMMITTEE ACTION

Public Health Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

20

Nay

7

(03/19/2018)

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