Bill Text: CT HB05437 | 2016 | General Assembly | Introduced

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Bill Title: An Act Concerning Nonemergency Medical Transportation For Medicaid Recipients.

Spectrum: Committee Bill

Status: (Vetoed) 2016-06-20 - In Concurrence [HB05437 Detail]

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General Assembly


Raised Bill No. 5437

February Session, 2016


LCO No. 1079



Referred to Committee on HUMAN SERVICES


Introduced by:





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

Section 1. Section 17b-276 of the general statutes is amended by adding subsection (c) as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(NEW) (c) The Commissioner of Social Services shall evaluate nonemergency medical transportation services provided to medical assistance recipients for cost-effectiveness and service to medical assistance recipients. Not later than July 1, 2017, the commissioner shall report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a, to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to human services on: (1) The number and nature of complaints filed against the current provider of nonemergency medical transportation for calendar year 2015; (2) the number of medical assistance recipients who failed to appear for a nonemergency medical transportation appointment for calendar year 2015; (3) cost increases for nonemergency medical transportation in the five-year period commencing with calendar year 2011; and (4) recommendations concerning procurement of nonemergency medical transportation services.

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

Section 1

July 1, 2016


Statement of Purpose:

To study the cost-effectiveness and service delivery of nonemergency medical transportation services for medical assistance providers.

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