CHAPTER 594b
MEDICAL FOUNDATIONS

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Sec. 33-182aa. Definitions.
Sec. 33-182bb. Organization. Filings. Notice re liquidation, termination, dissolution or cessation of operations. Medical foundation not to operate for profit.
Sec. 33-182ee. Corporate name.

      Sec. 33-182aa. Definitions. As used in this chapter:

      (1) "Certificate of incorporation" means a certificate of incorporation, as defined in section 33-1002, or any predecessor statute thereto;

      (2) "Hospital" means a nonstock corporation organized under chapter 602, or any predecessor statute thereto, or by special act and licensed as a hospital pursuant to chapter 368v;

      (3) "Health system" means a nonstock corporation organized under chapter 602, or any predecessor statute thereto, consisting of a parent corporation of one or more hospitals licensed pursuant to chapter 368v, and affiliated through governance, membership or some other means;

      (4) "Medical school" means a school of allopathic medicine leading to the M.D. degree, accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, and affiliated through governance with or part of a university that is either incorporated in this state or established pursuant to any provision of the general statutes and accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education; and

      (5) "Provider" means a physician licensed under chapter 370, a chiropractor licensed under chapter 372, an optometrist licensed under chapter 380 or a podiatrist licensed under chapter 375.

      (P.A. 09-212, S. 1; P.A. 10-117, S. 53; P.A. 11-151, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 09-212 effective July 1, 2009; P.A. 10-117 redefined "provider" in Subdiv. (4) to include licensed optometrist; P.A. 11-151 added new Subdiv. (4) defining "medical school" and redesignated existing Subdiv. (4) as Subdiv. (5).

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      Sec. 33-182bb. Organization. Filings. Notice re liquidation, termination, dissolution or cessation of operations. Medical foundation not to operate for profit. (a) Any hospital, health system or medical school may organize and become a member of a medical foundation under the provisions of chapter 602 for the purpose of practicing medicine and providing health care services as a medical foundation through employees or agents of such medical foundation who are licensed pursuant to section 20-9 and through other providers. Such medical foundation shall be governed by a board of directors, which shall consist of an equal or greater number of providers than nonprovider employees of the members, in addition to such other directors as may be elected by the members.

      (b) Any medical foundation organized on or after July 1, 2009, shall file a copy of its certificate of incorporation and any amendments to its certificate of incorporation with the Office of Health Care Access division of the Department of Public Health not later than ten business days after the medical foundation files such certificate of incorporation or amendment with the Secretary of the State pursuant to chapter 602.

      (c) Any medical group clinic corporation formed under chapter 594 of the general statutes, revision of 1958, revised to 1995, which amends its certificate of incorporation pursuant to subsection (a) of section 33-182cc, shall file with the Office of Health Care Access division of the Department of Public Health a copy of its certificate of incorporation and any amendments to its certificate of incorporation, including any amendment to its certificate of incorporation that complies with the requirements of subsection (a) of section 33-182cc, not later than ten business days after the medical foundation files its certificate of incorporation or any amendments to its certificate of incorporation with the Secretary of the State.

      (d) Any medical foundation, regardless of when organized, shall file notice with the Office of Health Care Access division of the Department of Public Health and the Secretary of the State of its liquidation, termination, dissolution or cessation of operations not later than ten business days after a vote by its board of directors or members to take such action. Not later than ten business days after receiving a written request from the office, a medical foundation shall provide the office with a statement of its mission and a description of the services it provides, and a description of any significant change in its services during the preceding year as reported on the medical foundation's most recently filed Internal Revenue Service return of organization exempt from income tax form, or any replacement form adopted by the Internal Revenue Service.

      (e) A medical foundation shall not operate for profit and may operate at such locations as are designated by its members.

      (P.A. 09-212, S. 2; P.A. 10-179, S. 119; P.A. 11-151, S. 2.)

      History: P.A. 09-212 effective July 1, 2009; P.A. 10-179 amended Subsecs. (b) to (d) by replacing "Office of Health Care Access" with "Office of Health Care Access division of the Department of Public Health" and by making conforming changes in Subsec. (d); P.A. 11-151 amended Subsec. (a) to add "medical school".

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      Sec. 33-182ee. Corporate name. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of section 33-1045, the corporate name of a medical foundation organized under this chapter shall contain the words "corporation" or the abbreviation "Inc." or "Corp.", and shall also contain either a word or words descriptive of the professional service to be rendered by the medical foundation or shall include a reference to the name of the member hospital, health system or medical school.

      (P.A. 09-212, S. 5; P.A. 11-151, S. 3.)

      History: P.A. 09-212 effective July 1, 2009; P.A. 11-151 added "medical school".

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