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Amendment

 

February Session, 2014

LCO No. 3849

   
 

*SB0003503849SDO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. LOONEY, 11th Dist.

SEN. GERRATANA, 6th Dist.

SEN. FASANO, 34th Dist.

 

To: Senate Bill No. 35

File No. 419

Cal. No. 286

"AN ACT CONCERNING NOTICE OF ACQUISITIONS, JOINT VENTURES AND AFFILIATIONS OF GROUP MEDICAL PRACTICES. "

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2014) Upon admitting a patient, a hospital shall promptly notify the patient of the patient's right to be treated by the physician of his or her choice, provided such physician enjoys privileges at such hospital. The hospital shall honor any such request by the patient and shall contact the requested physician as soon as practicable, but not later than twelve hours after the patient's request. For purposes of this section, "hospital" shall have the same meaning as provided in section 19a-490 of the general statutes; and "physician" means a person licensed under the provisions of chapter 370 of the general statutes. "

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

Sec. 501

October 1, 2014

New section