Substitute Senate Bill No. 1160

Public Act No. 99-250

An Act Authorizing the Provision of Coverage for Smoking Cessation Under the Medicaid Program.

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

Section 1. (NEW) The Commissioner of Social Services may amend the Medicaid state plan to provide coverage for treatment for smoking cessation ordered by a licensed physician to the extent permitted by federal law. Such coverage shall be limited to a maximum of four hundred dollars per person per year.

Sec. 2. (NEW) The Commissioner of Public Health shall adopt regulations in accordance with chapter 54 of the general statutes that specify the manner in which said commissioner shall obtain information from public sources concerning the nicotine yield ratings for each brand of tobacco product including, but not limited to, cigarettes, sold or offered for sale in this state.

Approved June 29, 1999