Legislative Wrap Up Continued.
Proposed H.B. No. 5045 REP. COOK, 65th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO DISPLAY PHOTOGRAPHIC IDENTIFICATION BADGES DURING WORKING HOURS', to allow patients to quickly identify those health care providers who are involved in their direct care.
- Public Act 11-32
Raised S.B. No. 1207AN ACT CONCERNING OFFERS OF COMPROMISE. To extend the date by which a plaintiff may file an offer of compromise in a medical malpractice case.
H.B. No. 5048AN ACT REQUIRING CERTIFICATE OF NEED APPROVAL FOR THE TERMINATION OF INPATIENT AND OUTPATIENT SERVICES BY A HOSPITAL. To require any hospital that seeks to terminate inpatient or outpatient services currently offered by the hospital to file a certificate of need application with the Office of Health Care Access division of the Department of Public Health.
Raised H.B. No. 6545AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROVISION OF PROPHYLACTIC AND EMERGENCY CARE TO HOSPITAL PATIENTS. To enhance and optimize patient care in hospitals.
- Public Act 11-2
S.B. No. 799AN ACT CONCERNING MISREPRESENTATION AS A BOARD CERTIFIED BEHAVIOR ANALYST. To protect consumers from persons who fraudulently claim to be board certified behavior analysts or board certified assistant behavior analysts.
Raised S.B. No. 921AN ACT ESTABLISHING A STATE HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE. To establish a state health insurance exchange pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
- Public Act 11-53
Substitute for Raised S.B. No. 1201AN ACT CONCERNING PATIENT ACCESS AND CONTROL OVER MEDICAL TEST RESULTS. To facilitate improved patient access to medical test results and provide patients with greater ability to direct the sharing of medical tests results with all health care providers involved in the patient's care.
And what didn't pass?
Acts that would have
Revised provisions concerning certificates of merit: direct patient access to blood test results: improving the effectiveness of the CT Medical Examining Board and strengthening patient protection: requirement that hopsitols explaon certain medical codes and terminology: promoted improved and encouraged shared decision making: promoted the safety and well-being of patients who receive diagnostic imaging testing: creating uniform standards for health care providers and health insurers for preauthorization of admission, service, procedure or extension of stay.
We helped to defeat
a cap on non-economic damages
exemption of liability for emergency room doctors
exemption of liability for SustiNt physicians.