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Connecticut Laws | Title 4 Management Of State Agencies
CHAPTER 50* OFFICE OF POLICY AND MANAGEMENT: GENERAL PROVISIONS; BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS; STATE PLANNING
Sec. 4-98. Appropriations encumbered by purchase order; current and capital expenditures. Delegation to agency.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, the Comptroller may delegate to any budgeted agency the certification and transmission requirements of purchase orders using authorized electronic methods, provided such agency transmits the information contained in such purchase orders to the Comptroller. Upon receipt of any such electronic transmission, the Comptroller shall immediately charge the same to the specific appropriation of the budgeted agency issuing the same and shall electronically certify that the purchase is approved and recorded, if the proposed purchase is within the applicable specific appropriation and the budgeted agency has unencumbered funds sufficient to defray such expenditure. Upon receipt of the Comptroller's certification, the budgeted agency shall transmit the purchase order to the vendor named in the purchase order. (838)

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) or (b) of this section, the Comptroller may allow budgeted agencies to use purchasing cards for purchases of ten thousand dollars or less. No budgeted agency, or any official, employee or agent of a budgeted agency, shall incur any obligation using such a card, except in accordance with procedures established by the Comptroller. (839)

Sec. 4-99. Commitment of appropriations prior to beginning of fiscal period. (840)(Text)

Any appropriation for a fiscal year of a biennium shall be available for commitment fifteen days before the beginning of the fiscal period for which such appropriation was made, provided the Comptroller shall have on file an allotment covering such commitment, but no commitment thus effected shall be liquidated before the beginning of such fiscal period. (841)

Sec. 4-100. Penalty for exceeding appropriations; exceptions. (842)(Text)

Whenever any specific appropriation of money has been made by the General Assembly or by any community or corporation as provided in section 7-121, each agent, commissioner or executive officer of the state, except as provided in sections 4-87 and 4-99, or of any town, city, borough or school district, who wilfully authorizes or contracts for the expenditure of any money or the creation of any debt for any purpose in excess of the amount specifically appropriated for such purpose by the General Assembly or the community or corporation of which he is agent, commissioner or executive officer, unless such expenditure is made or debt contracted for the necessary repair of roads or bridges, or the necessary support of schools or paupers, in cases arising after the proper appropriation has been exhausted, shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned in a community correctional center not more than one year or both. (843)

Sec. 4-101. Appropriations to hospitals. (844)(Text)

All appropriations to hospitals by the General Assembly shall be expended under the direction of the Governor and of the managers of such institutions, respectively, for the support of charity patients, and so used as to benefit the state as application is made from time to time, a report of which expenditures shall be made biennially to the General Assembly; but no part of such appropriations shall be paid to any of such hospitals unless the same is in actual operation, unless the purpose for which an appropriation is to be expended is for a building and is so specified in the act making such appropriation. Each such hospital receiving state aid shall be paid at a rate determined as provided by section 17b-239 for the care and treatment of any patient when such expense is to be paid from state funds either directly or through the agency of any town or organization. (845)

Sec. 4-101a. Office of Policy and Management. Grants, technical assistance or consultation services to nongovernmental acute care general hospitals. (846)(Text)

(a) The Office of Policy and Management may provide grants, technical assistance or consultation services, or any combination thereof, to one or more nongovernmental acute care general hospitals as permitted by this section. Such grants, technical assistance or consultation services shall be consistent with applicable federal disproportionate share regulations, as from time to time amended. (847)

(b) Grants, technical assistance or consultation services, or any combination thereof, provided under this section may be made to assist a nongovernmental acute care general hospital to develop and implement a plan to achieve financial stability and assure the delivery of appropriate health care services in the service area of such hospital, or to assist a nongovernmental acute care general hospital in determining strategies, goals and plans to ensure its financial viability or stability. Any such hospital seeking such grants, technical assistance or consultation services shall prepare and submit to the Office of Policy and Management and the Office of Health Care Access division of the Department of Public Health a plan that includes at least the following: (1) A statement of the hospital's current projections of its finances for the current and the next three fiscal years; (2) identification of the major financial issues which effect the financial stability of the hospital; (3) the steps proposed to study or improve the financial status of the hospital and eliminate ongoing operating losses; (4) plans to study or change the mix of services provided by the hospital, which may include transition to an alternative licensure category; and (5) other related elements as determined by the Office of Policy and Management. Such plan shall clearly identify the amount, value or type of the grant, technical assistance or consultation services, or combination thereof, requested. Any grants, technical assistance or consultation services, or any combination thereof, provided under this section shall be determined by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management not to jeopardize the federal matching payments under the medical assistance program and the emergency assistance to families program as determined by the Office of Health Care Access division of the Department of Public Health or the Department of Social Services in consultation with the Office of Policy and Management. (848)

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