ConnAPA Successful in Testimony on Definition of Surgery Bill


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.