Patients, take note: Starting Oct. 1, those who spend more than 24 hours in the hospital could receive notice that they’ve been placed on something known as “observation status.” It’s a technical term, but one that could mean the difference between having their recovery paid for or ending up with a hefty bill.
The Basics: A bill to get names removed from CT’s child abuse registry
With more than 90,000 people listed on the state’s child abuse and neglect registry for allegations made against them at least 14 years ago, the state may finally ease the process for people to get their name removed.
The Basics: An effort to create universal pre-k in CT
The state Senate voted 33 to 2 on Friday for a bill aimed at moving the state toward “universal access” to preschool in Connecticut.
The Basics: CT’s effort to notify patients of added medical fees
The state House Wednesday passed a bill aimed at making sure patients know about “facility fees,” extra charges they could face if they get outpatient care at medical offices owned by hospitals.
The Basics: CT’s effort to expand patients’ end-of-life care options
The Senate moved forward a proposal Thursday that people who work in emergency medicine say could address shortcomings in the options people with terminal illnesses currently have for making their wishes known.