Senate Bill No. 974

Public Act No. 99-87

An Act Concerning Utility Charges for Nursing Home Residents.

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

Section 1. Section 19a-509 of the general statutes is amended by adding subsection (c) as follows:

(NEW) (c) No nursing home may bill a patient or third party payor an amount for telephone service, community antenna television service or other telecommunications service, which amount includes a surcharge or administrative fee or which otherwise exceeds the amount paid by the nursing home to provide such service.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 1999.

Approved June 3, 1999