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  • Introduced
    Mar 04, 2021
  • Passed Senate
    Apr 28, 2021
  • Passed House
  • Signed into Law
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SB 1008
Connecticut Senate Bill
AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH EQUITY, THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC AND PULSE OXIMETERS. To: (1) Require the Insurance Commissioner, in consultation with the Commissioner of Public Health, to adopt regulations to ensure that (A) each health care provider, health carrier, pharmacist, pharmacy and pharmacy benefits manager doing business in this state is informed that a pulse oximeter is more likely to produce an inaccurate blood oxygen level reading for an insured who is an individual of color as opposed to an insured who is a white individual, and (B) each insured in this state (i) who receives a covered pulse oximeter is informed that such pulse oximeter is more likely to produce an inaccurate blood oxygen level reading for such insured if such insured is an individual of color as opposed to an insured who is a white individual, and (ii) is informed that if such insured receives an inaccurate blood oxygen level reading as measured by a pulse oximeter such insured may be deprived of medically necessary health care services due to such inaccurate reading; and (2) provide that no insurer, health care center, hospital service corporation, medical service corporation, fraternal benefit society or other entity delivering, issuing, renewing, amending or continuing certain individual and group health insurance policies in this state may deny coverage for an otherwise covered benefit if such denial is exclusively based on an insured's blood oxygen level as measured by a pulse oximeter.
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House • Apr 29, 2021: House Calendar Number 449
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  • Apr 29, 2021 | House
    • Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, House
    • House Calendar Number 449
  • Apr 28, 2021 | Senate
    • Senate Adopted Senate Amendment Schedule A 7678
    • Senate Passed as Amended by Senate Amendment Schedule A
    • On Consent Calendar
  • Apr 08, 2021 | Senate
    • Reported Out of Legislative Commissioners' Office
    • Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, Senate
    • Senate Calendar Number 232
    • File Number 365
  • Apr 01, 2021 | Senate
    • Referred to Office of Legislative Research and Office of Fiscal Analysis 04/07/21 5:00 PM
  • Mar 23, 2021 | Senate
    • Filed with Legislative Commissioners' Office
  • Mar 22, 2021 | Senate
    • Joint Favorable
  • Mar 05, 2021 | Senate
    • Public Hearing 03/09
  • Mar 04, 2021 | Senate
    • Referred to Joint Committee on Insurance and Real Estate