Connecticut Seal

General Assembly

File No. 337

    February Session, 2018

Senate Bill No. 382

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 THE CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION INTERNET WEB SITE.

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

Section 1. Subdivision (2) of subsection (b) of section 19a-755b of the 2018 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(2) Information collected, stored and published by the [exchange] Health Information Technology Officer pursuant to this section is subject to the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, P.L. 104-191, as amended from time to time.

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

Section 1

from passage

19a-755b(b)(2)

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, which makes a technical change to a Health Information Technology statute,1 does not result in a fiscal impact to the state or municipalities.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

OLR Bill Analysis

SB 382

AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION INTERNET WEB SITE.

SUMMARY

This bill makes a technical change to conform to PA 17-2, June Special Session, 114. That act moved responsibility for the consumer health information website from the health insurance exchange (Access Health CT) to the health information technology officer. The website is designed to help consumers make informed decisions about health care and their choice of health care providers.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

COMMITTEE ACTION

Insurance and Real Estate Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

21

Nay

0

(03/20/2018)

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1 Subdivision (2) of subsection (b) of CGS Sec. 19a-755b of the 2018 Supplement to the General Statutes.