The bill is one of three major pieces of legislation that would improve access to mental health services for children and young adults.
Residents whose household income is at or below 150% of the federal poverty level can get low- or no-cost health plans via Access Health CT.
Gregory Brooks was one of the residents who was forced to leave the Quinnipiac Valley Center nursing home in March. Here’s his story.
Deaf residents report frequent issues with sign language interpretation at Connecticut hospitals and health care facilities, hindering their ability to understand medical care fully.
Expanding access to health care, particularly for children, has been a priority for majority Democrats in the legislature.
The union also has filed unfair labor practices with the National Labor Relations Board against management in the five nursing homes.
Those caring for some of CT’s most vulnerable residents work with no paid sick leave and no paid time off, and many subsist in poverty.
The bill made it out of the Public Health Committee but Senate Democrats are sending it to another committee before calling it for a vote.
The positive result came during a regularly scheduled rapid self-test. The governor is asymptomatic and is awaiting the results of a PCR test.
State officials are encouraging people with multiple co-morbidities and older residents to get a second booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The bill approved by the Human Services Committee would increase Medicaid income and asset limits for residents with disabilities.
The children’s mental health crisis in Connecticut and elsewhere has spurred several proposals now under consideration by lawmakers.
Proposed legislation offers a path to closing loopholes that allow CT hospitals to cut services without obtaining state approval.
Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would make some short- and long-term investments in physician recruitment and retention.
The death at Quinnipiac Valley Center was detailed in a 73-page report compiled by DPH inspectors after multiple visits to the facility.