JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

CSMS provided testimony on April 3, 2019 on following proposed bill.

CSMS Supports

 


PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITTEE

CSMS provided testimony on March 25, 2019 on following proposed bills.

CSMS Supports with Amendments

CSMS Opposes

 


GENERAL LAW & JUDICIARY COMMITTEES

CSMS provided testimony on March 22, 2019 in opposition to the following proposed bills.

CSMS Opposes

 


PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITTEE

CSMS provided testimony at the public hearing held on March 18, 2019.

CSMS Position: “Engaged Neutrality”

  • HB 5898 AN ACT CONCERNING AID IN DYING FOR TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS.

Read our testimony here.

 


PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

CSMS provided testimony at the public hearing held on March 15, 2019.

CSMS Supports

  • SB 972 AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO ORIGINAL BIRTH RECORDS BY ADULT ADOPTED PERSONS.

Read our testimony here.


PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITTEE

CSMS provided testimony at the public hearing held on March 13, 2019.

CSMS Supports

  • HB 7199 AN ACT CONCERNING IMMUNIZATIONS AGAINST THE MENINGOCOCCAL VIRUS AND HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS.

Read our testimony here.


INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE COMMITTEE

CSMS provided oral and written testimony at the public hearing held on March 7, 2019.

CSMS Supports the Concept of the Following Proposed Bill

  • H.B. 7267 AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC OPTIONS FOR HEALTH CARE IN CONNECTICUT.

Read our testimony here.


PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITTEE

CSMS provided testimony at the public hearing held on March 5, 2019.

CSMS Supports

  • HB 7125 AN ACT CONCERNING PARITY FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER BENEFITS, NONQUANTITATIVE TREATMENT LIMITATIONS, DRUGS PRESCRIBED FOR THE TREATMENT OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS, AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES.

Read CSMS testimony in support of HB 7125.

  • HB 5521 AN ACT EXPANDING REQUIRED HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR PREEXISTING CONDITIONS.

Read CSMS testimony in support of HB 5521.

 


PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITTEE

CSMS provided written and oral testimony at the public hearing held on March 4, 2019.

CSMS Supports

  • SB 922 AN ACT ALLOWING STUDENTS TO APPLY SUNSCREEN PRIOR TO ENGAGING IN OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.

Read CSMS testimony presented by Dr. Gary Price (former President of CSMS) and Dr. Stephan Ariyan.


 

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE COMMITTEE

CSMS provided testimony at the public hearing held on Wednesday, February 27, 2019.

CSMS Supports

Read our testimony in support of S.B. 902.

CSMS Opposes

Read our shared testimony with the CT Society of Eye Physicians, CT Dermatology Society, CT ENT Society, and the CT Urology Society in opposition to S.B. 905.


PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITTEE

CSMS provided written and oral testimony at the public hearing held on Monday,  February 25, 2019.

CSMS Supports

Read our testimony in support of S.B. 96.

CSMS Opposes

Read our testimony in opposition of H.B. 5902.

CSMS Opposes Aspects of the Following Proposed Bill

  • H.B. 6522 AN ACT CONCERNING CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION IN SCREENING FOR INFLAMMATORY BREAST CANCER AND GASTROINTESTINAL CANCERS.

Read our testimony on H.B. 6522.

Read our testimony on H.B. 6477.

Read our testimony on S.B. 377.


INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE COMMITTEE

CSMS provided written testimony at the public hearing held on Thursday,  February 21, 2019.

CSMS Supports

Read our testimony in support of H.B. 5859.

Read our shared testimony with ACOG in support of S.B. 838 and H.B. 7124.

 


CSMS provided oral and written testimony at the public hearing held on Thursday,  February 14, 2019.

CSMS Supports

Read our shared with the CT Chapter of the American Collage of Surgeons testimony in support of S.B. 317.

Read our testimony in support of S.B. 331.

Read our shared testimony with ACOG in support of S.B. 339.

Read our testimony in support of H.B. 5343.

Read our testimony in support of H.B. 6095.

Read our testimony in support of H.B. 6088.

Read our testimony in support of H.B. 6096.

CSMS Supports the concepts of the following Bills:

Read our full testimony here.

Read our full testimony here.


PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITTEE

Testimony provided on February 11, 2019.

CSMS Supports

Read the CSMS and ACOG shared testimony in Support of H.B. 7070.

CSMS Opposes

Read the CSMS and Connecticut Pain Society shared testimony in opposition of H.B. 5442.

Read the CSMS, CT Society of Plastic Surgeons, CT Dermatology and Dermatological Surgery Society shared testimony in opposition to H.B. 5654.

Read the CSMS and Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Surgeons shared testimony in opposition of S.B. 46.

 


Testimony provided on February 4, 2019

CSMS Supports

  • S.B. No. 795 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF AUTOMATIC EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS.

CSMS and the CT Chapter of the American College of Surgeons testimony in support of Senate Bill 795.

CSMS Supports with Edits

  • H.B. No. 6943 (RAISED) AN ACT ALLOWING MEDICAL ASSISTANTS TO ADMINISTER VACCINES.

CSMS* testimony in support of House Bill 6943. *Joined by the CT Society of Eye Physicians, CT Dermatology Society, CT ENT Society, and the CT Urology Society.

CSMS Opposes

  • Proposed S.B. 16 AN ACT PROHIBITING AN UNAUTHORIZED PELVIC EXAM ON A WOMAN WHO IS UNDER DEEP SEDATION OR ANESTHESIA

CSMS and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Connecticut Chapter (ACOG) testimony in opposition to Senate Bill 16.

  • Proposed S.B. No. 45 AN ACT ADDING OPIOID USE DISORDER AND WITHDRAWAL AS A DEBILITATING MEDICAL CONDITION FOR THE PALLIATIVE USE OF MARIJUANA.

CSMS testimony in opposition to Senate Bill 45.

  • H.B. No. 6942 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING A COLLABORATIVE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS AND PHYSICIANS.

CSMS testimony in opposition to House Bill 6942.

 

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE COMMITTEE

The public hearing on Thursday,  February 7, 2019, at 11:00 A.M., in Room 2D of the Legislative Office Building (LOB).  The full agenda can be found here.  Please note, the bills will be heard in the order listed in the Bulletin.

CSMS Supports

CSMS Testimony in Support of S.B. 28

  • Proposed S.B. No. 29 AN ACT CONCERNING THE BURDEN OF PROOF DURING ADVERSE DETERMINATION AND UTILIZATION REVIEWS.

CSMS Testimony in Support of S.B. 29

CSMS Testimony in Support of S.B 33

CSMS Testimony in Support of S.B. 34

  • Proposed S.B. No. 36 AN ACT PROHIBITING HEALTH CARRIERS FROM REQUIRING THE USE OF STEP THERAPY FOR CERTAIN PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.

CSMS Testimony in Support of S.B. 36

  • Proposed S.B. No. 37 AN ACT REQUIRING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE OF PRESCRIBED DRUGS DURING ADVERSE DETERMINATION REVIEWS AND EXTERNAL REVIEW PROCESSES.

CSMS Testimony in Support of S.B. 37

  • Proposed S.B. No. 38 AN ACT REDUCING THE TIME FRAME FOR URGENT CARE ADVERSE DETERMINATION REVIEW REQUESTS.

CSMS Testimony in Support of S.B, 38

  • Proposed S.B. No. 39 AN ACT LIMITING CHANGES TO PRESCRIPTION DRUG FORMULARIES DURING THE TERM OF CERTAIN HEALTH INSURANCE POLICIES.

CSMS Testimony in Support S.B 39

CSMS Testimony in Support of S.B 40

CSMS Testimony in Support of S.B 42

  • Proposed S.B. No. 43 AN ACT PROHIBITING HEALTH CARRIERS FROM DENYING COVERAGE FOR CERTAIN COVERED BENEFITS PROVIDED IN HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOMS.

CSMS Testimony in Support of S.B, 43

CSMS Testimony in Support of H.B 5518

CSMS Supports with Edits

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