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

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  Connecticut Public Acts

Pathfinders prepared by the Connecticut Judicial Branch law librarians:

  • Medical Malpractice (pdf)
    Section 1: Good Faith Certificate
    Section 2: Automatic Ninety-Day Extension of Statute of Limitations
    Section 3: Elements of a Medical Malpractice Action
    Section 4: Defenses

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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

TITLE 17a, 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

TITLE 20, CHAPTER 369 - HEALING ARTS

  • Sec. 20-7c. Access to medical records. Mandatory notification to patient of certain test results.
    (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.

TITLE 38a, CHAPTER 698a - HEALTH CARE AND RELATED SERVICE GROUPS

TITLE 38a, 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.)

TITLE 38a, CHAPTER 705 - CONNECTICUT INSURANCE INFORMATION AND PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT

TITLE 46b, CHAPTER 815j - DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE, LEGAL SEPARATION AND ANNULMENT

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

  • Sec. 46b-56. Orders re custody, care - Access to records of minor child by noncustodial parent
    ("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-88. National Medical Support Notice. Duties of issuing agency, employer and administrator of group health plan.

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