2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 19a-509. (Formerly Sec. 19-590a). Hospital and nursing home admission forms. Hospital bills. Utility charges for nursing home patients.
Sec. 19a-509. (Formerly Sec. 19-590a). Hospital and nursing home admission
forms. Hospital bills. Utility charges for nursing home patients. (a) All hospitals
and all nursing homes shall include on their admission forms a question as to whether
a person is a veteran or the spouse of a veteran. All hospitals shall include on their
admission forms a conspicuous notice that a self-pay patient may, upon request, receive
a copy of the hospital charges related to such patient. Such admission forms shall also
include a conspicuous notice specifying the name and contact information of a person
whom the patient may contact to request a copy of the hospital charges related to the
(c) No nursing home may bill a patient or third party payor an amount for telephone service, community antenna television service or other telecommunications service, which amount includes a surcharge or administrative fee or which otherwise exceeds the amount paid by the nursing home to provide such service.
(P.A. 77-48; P.A. 86-14; P.A. 99-87, S. 1, 2; P.A. 02-92, S. 3.)
History: Sec. 19-590a transferred to Sec. 19a-509 in 1983; P.A. 86-14 inserted new provision re inclusion of veteran status question on hospital forms as Subsec. (a) and designated prior provision as Subsec. (b); P.A. 99-87 added new Subsec. (c) re utility charges for nursing home patients, effective July 1, 1999; P.A. 02-92 amended Subsec. (a) to require hospitals to include on admission forms conspicuous notices re self-pay patients, and amended Subsec. (b) to require hospitals to provide self-pay patients with an itemized bill and to specify contents of such bill, effective July 1, 2002.
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