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House Bill No. 5583

PUBLIC ACT NO. 96-67

AN ACT CONCERNING 9-1-1.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) No individual health insurance policy providing coverage of the type specified in subdivisions (1), (2), (4), (6), (10), (11) and (12) of subsection (a) of section 38a-469 of the general statutes, delivered, issued for delivery or renewed in this state, on or after the effective date of this act, shall direct or require an enrollee to obtain approval from the insurer or health care center prior to calling a 9-1-1 local pre-hospital emergency medical service system whenever such enrollee is confronted with a life or limb threatening emergency. For purposes of this section, a "life or limb threatening emergency" means any event which the enrollee believes threatens his life or limb in such a manner that a need for immediate medical care is created to prevent death or serious impairment of health.

Sec. 2. (NEW) No group health insurance policy providing coverage of the type specified in subdivisions (1), (2), (4), (6), (10), (11) and (12) of subsection (a) of section 38a-469 of the general statutes, delivered, issued for delivery or renewed in this state, on or after the effective date of this act, shall direct or require an enrollee to obtain approval from the insurer or health care center prior to calling a 9-1-1 local pre-hospital emergency medical service system whenever such enrollee is confronted with a life or limb threatening emergency. For purposes of this section, a "life or limb threatening emergency" means any event which the enrollee believes threatens his life or limb in such a manner that a need for immediate medical care is created to prevent death or serious impairment of health.

Approved May 7, 1996. Effective October 1, 1996.

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