The Public Health Committee has approved a modified version of HB 5625, the Definition of Surgery bill. The current version creates a Task Force to study and discuss the issue which is what ConnAPA requested in our testimony. A report would be due to the Public Health Committee on January 1, 2016.
In addition, the Kowalski Group, ConnAPA’s Legislative Consultants, worked to make sure the bill included a Physician Assistant who is a member of ConnAPA and it does. The appointment would be made by Senate President Marty Looney. Also, a representative from UBCC’s School of Health Sciences, which includes their PA program, would serve.
The bill has now gone to the House floor.