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See Also: Law About Living Wills, Law About Medical Malpractice, and Law About Commitment (Voluntary/Involuntary)

Research Guides and Information

  Connecticut Public Acts and Current Orders

Research guide prepared by the Connecticut Judicial Branch law librarians:

  • Medical Malpractice (pdf)

    • Section 1: Certificate of Good Faith, Reasonable Inquiry or Merit & Written Opinion Letter
    • Section 2: Automatic Ninety-Day Extension of Statute of Limitations
    • Section 3: Elements of a Medical Malpractice Action
    • Section 4: Defenses
    • Section 5: Evidence

Connecticut Network for Legal Aid:

Connecticut Office of the Attorney General:

Disability Rights Connecticut (DRCT):

Connecticut Office of Health Care Access (Publications Archive):

Connecticut Insurance Department:

OLR Research Reports - Office of Legislative Research:

Abortion

Copayments, Coinsurance, Deductibles, Insurance Rates

Disabilities and Disability Insurance

Health Insurance Benefits and Coverage

Health Care Facilities, Medical Professionals, Health Care Workers

Immunization

Living Wills, Health Care Representatives, Right To Die

Medicaid

Medical Records, Personal Health Information

Mental Health and Addiction, Controlled Substances

Prescriptions, Medications, Pharmacy

Screening For Health Conditions

State & Federal Assistance Programs

Miscellaneous

Library Materials

The Judicial Branch law libraries hold a number of items which may be of help to a person researching health care law. The Subject Headings below are recommended, and can be entered as subject searches using our online catalog. It is also recommended that you contact us for availability of materials.

  • Medical Care  - Law and Legislation

  • Medical Records - Law and Legislation

  • Hospitals - Law and Legislation

 

Connecticut General Statutes

Selected statutes:

Chapter 319i. Part III - Patients Rights (Persons with Psychiatric Disabilities; Also known as the Patients' Bill of Rights)

TITLE 19a - PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

Chapter 369. Healing Arts

  • Sec. 20-7c. Access to medical records. Notification to patient of certain test results. Authority of provider to withhold information.
    (Contains access requirements for health care providers, including maximum cost per page that the provider can charge)

  • Sec. 20-7d. Release of patient's medical records to another provider.

  • Sec. 20-7e. Medical records maintained by agencies.

  • Sec. 20-7f. Unfair billing practices.

Chapter 698a. Health Care and Related Service Groups

Chapter 700c. Health Insurance

(Note that the statutory sections that list the mandatory coverage requirements (e.g. prostate cancer screenings, mammograms, infertility treatments, etc.) for individual health insurance policies can be found in Chapter 700c of the statutes.)

Chapter 705. Connecticut Insurance Information and Privacy Protection Act

  • Sec. 38a-976. Definitions.

  • Sec. 38a-988. Disclosure limitations and conditions.

  • Sec. 38a-988a. Sale of individually identifiable medical record information prohibited. Written consent re disclosure for marketing purposes. Exceptions. Cause of action for violations.

Chapter 815j. Dissolution of Marriage, Legal Separation and Annulment

  • Sec. 46b-56. Orders re custody, care, education, visitation and support of children. Best interests of the child. Access to records of minor child by noncustodial parent. Orders re therapy, counseling and drug or alcohol screening.
    ("A parent not granted custody of a minor child shall not be denied the right of access to the academic, medical, hospital or other health records of such minor child, unless otherwise ordered by the court for good cause shown." Sec. 46b-56(g))

  • Sec. 46b-84. Parents' obligation for maintenance of minor child. Order for health insurance coverage.

  • Sec. 46b-88. National Medical Support Notice. Duties of issuing agency, employer and administrator of group health plan.

Connecticut Insurance Department

Connecticut Department of Public Health

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