2017 Bills and Testimony

The 2017 General Assembly Session runs from January 4 – June 7, 2017.

View the 2017 CSMS Legislative Agenda

Public Health Committee Hearing – Opioids

CSMS Testimony for Opioid and Substance Abuse Bills with Narrative

CSMS Efforts in Response to the Opioid Crisis 021017

Appropriations Committee Hearing – Governor’s Budget

CSMS testimony on HAVEN

Senate Bills 19 & 25 – Prescriptions During Adverse Determination Review

SB 19/25 – CSMS Testimony     SB 19 – Full text of bill   SB 25 – Full text of bill

Senate Bill 21 – Coverage of Orally-Administered Medications

SB 21 – CSMS testimony   SB 21 – Full text of bill

Senate Bill 23 – Site-Neutral Payments

SB 23  – CSMS testimony   SB 23 – Full text of bill

Senate Bill 24/House Bill 5270 – Time Frames for Adverse Determination Review

SB 24 / HB 5270 – CSMS testimony    SB 24 – Full text of bill    HB 5270 – Full text of bill

Senate Bill 229 – Expanded Coverage for Hearing Aids

SB 229 – CSMS joint testimony (with CSEP, CTENT, CT Derm, CT Urology) SB 229 – Full text of bill

Senate Bill 248/HB 5382/HB 6035 – Certificate of Need

CSB 248/HB 5382/HB 6035 CSMS testimony    SB 248 – Full text of bill    HB 5382 – Full text of bill   HB 6035 Full text of bill

Senate Bill 316 – Referral Prohibition

SB 316 – CSMS testimony    SB 316 – Full text of bill

Senate Bill 426 – Inappropriate Billing

SB 426 – CSMS testimony     SB 426 – Full text of bill

Senate Bill 438 – Healthcare Providers/Small Business Express Program

SB 438 – CSMS testimony      SB 438 – Full text of bill

Senate Bill 442 / Senate Bill 445 – Pharmaceutical Pricing

SB 442 / SB 445 – CSMS testimony    SB 442 – Full text of bill     SB 445 – Full text of bill

Senate Bill 447 – Bidirectional EHR

SB 447 – CSMS testimony    SB 447 – Full text of bill

Senate Bill 543/House Bill 5140/House Bill 5441 – Substance Abuse Treatment Coverage

SB 543/HB 5140/HB 5441 – CSMS testimony   SB 543 – Full text of bill   HB 5140 – Full text of bill    HB 5441 – Full text of bill

Senate Bill 546 – Provider Directories

SB 546 – CSMS testimony    SB 546 – Full text of bill

Senate Bill 820 – Primary Care Physician Eligibility/Small Business Express Program

SB 820 – CSMS testimony     SB 820 – Full text of bill

Senate Bill 876 – Out-of-Network Reimbursement and Liability

SB 876  – CSMS testimony     SB 876 – Full text of bill

Senate Bill 879 – Medical Loss Ratio

SB 879  – CSMS testimony    SB 879 – Full text of bill

Senate Bill 932 – Emotional Distress

SB 932 – CSMS testimony     SB 932 – Full text of bill

House Bill 5811 / House Bill 6951 – Telehealth

HB 5811/HB 6951 CSMS joint testimony (McCullough) (with CSEP, CTENT, CT Derm, CT Urology)   HB 5811 – Full text of bill    HB 6951 – Full text of bill

House Bill 5812 – Scope of Practice Review

HB 5812 – CSMS testimony     HB 5812 – Full text of bill

House Bill 5962 – Step Therapy and Metastatic Cancer

HB 5962 – CSMS testimony      HB 5962 – Full text of bill

House Bill 5968 – Fertility Preservation Coverage

HB 5968 – CSMS testimony    HB 5968 – Full text of bill

House Bill 6012 – Consumer Protection in Eye Care

HB 6012 – CSMS testimony (Thornquist) (with CSEP, CTENT, CT Derm, CT Urology)  HB 6012 – Full text of bill

House Bill 6025 – Supervised Medication Administration by Medical Assistants

HB 6025 – CSMS testimony     HB 6025 – Full text of bill

House Bill 6175 – Ensuring Continued Access to Care

HB 6175 – CSMS testimony (with CSEP, CTENT, CT Derm, CT Urology; presented by CSMS President-Elect Steven Thornquist, MD)     HB 6175 – Full text of bill

House Bill 6254 – Supervised Medication Administration by Medical Assistants in FQHCs

HB 6254 – CSMS testimony     HB 6254 – Full text of bill

House Bill 6431 / House Bill 6433 – Utilization Review & Peer Review

HB 6431/HB 6333 – CSMS testimony    HB 6431 – Full text of bill    HB 6433 – Full text of bill

House Bill 6436 – Arbitration for Surprise Emergency Services Bills

HB 6436 – CSMS testimony (with CSEP, CTENT, CT Derm, CT Urology; presented by CSMS President-Elect Steven Thornquist, MD)  HB 6436 – Full text of bill

House Bill 6494 – Delegation to EMTs

HB 6494 – CSMS testimony     HB 6494 – Full text of bill

House Bill 6695 – Protecting Youth from Conversion Therapy

HB 6695 – CSMS testimony     HB 6695 – Full text of bill

House Bill 6981 Primary Prevention Study Group

HB 6981 – CSMS testimony     HB 6981 – Full text of bill

House Bill 7042 – Controlling Healthcare Costs

HB 7042 – CSMS testimony     HB 7042 – Full text of bill

House Bill 7048 – Concussion

HB 7048 – CSMS testimony     HB 7048 – Full text of bill

House Bill 7118- Biologicals and Drug Substitution

HB 7118 – CSMS testimony     HB 7118 – Full text of bill

House Bill 7123 – Formulary Changes

HB 7123 – CSMS testimony      HB 7123- Full text of bill

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