Patient Care Regulation

Healthcare is among the most highly regulated industries in Connecticut and across the nation. Numerous regulatory agencies, at both the state and federal levels, conduct oversight of hospital operations — from the building and structure of the facilities, to the licensing or certification of hospital staff, to the quality of patient care, to reimbursement requirements.

Connecticut hospitals must comply with complex regulations at the local, state, and federal levels. These rules, while well-intentioned, are often duplicative, confusing, and costly to implement — creating administrative burdens and additional paperwork that pull vital healthcare resources away from direct patient care.

As part of its advocacy role, CHA is ensuring that new and existing regulations are necessary, rational, and contribute to a more effective and efficient hospital and healthcare system.

Key Issues

Advance Directives

Resources and Links

State of Connecticut

Department of Public Health

Office of Health Care Access

Insurance Department

Department of Social Services

Drug Control Division, Department of Consumer Protection

Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

Office of the Attorney General

Federal Agencies

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Federal Register

Office of Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Office of Inspector General

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Accrediting Entities

The Joint Commission

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments