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Substitute Senate Bill No. 1079

Public Act No. 09-95

AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONNECTICUT HEALTH INFORMATION NETWORK.

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

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2009) Notwithstanding any provision of chapter 14, 319, 319b, 319o, 319t, 319v, 368a or 368z of the general statutes, or any regulation adopted pursuant to said chapters, the state agencies that participate in the Connecticut Health Information Network, subject to federal restrictions on disclosure or redisclosure of information, may disclose personally identifiable information held in agency databases to the administrator of the Connecticut Health Information Network and its subcontractors for the purposes of (1) network development and verification, and (2) data integration and aggregation to enable response to network queries. No state agency that participates in the Connecticut Health Information Network shall disclose personally identifiable information to the Connecticut Health Information Network if such disclosure would constitute a violation of federal law, including, but not limited to, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (P. L. 104-191) (HIPAA), as amended from time to time, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, 20 USC 1232g, (FERPA), as amended from time to time, and any regulations promulgated thereunder at 34 CFR Part 99. The administrator of the Connecticut Health Information Network and its subcontractors shall not disclose personally identifiable information.

Approved June 2, 2009