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.
Resources and Links
State of Connecticut
Drug Control Division, Department of Consumer Protection
Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Office of the Attorney General
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Office of Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments