Attorney General: Health Issues
CT Attorney General
Attorney General: Health Issues<br>
Health Issues

Health Information & Services
 A Guide to Legal Issues in Life-Limiting Conditions
  Provides an overview of the key legal and practical issues that arise in the care of individuals who face a life-limiting condition or who care for a loved one with a life-limiting condition. As an aid to the planning process, the Guide is organized around the continuum of care, beginning with healthy individuals who are able to live at home and following the continuum to independent retirement communities, assisted living, long term care, and an eventual return to the home with the aid of hospice services. The Guide is written by expert health lawyers and is part of the Health Lawyers' Public Information Series.
 
 Connecticut Living Wills Information
  This website describes your legal rights as a patient to make decisions about your medical care. It also explains how you can prepare instructions to guide your physician and health care providers about your treatment if you are unable to speak for yourself because of serious illness, disability or injury.
 
 Disease Information
  Information is provided about infectious diseases and other health concerns. In includes Influenza(flu), the West Nile Virus & the CT Mosquito Management Program, Asthma, Medline, and the National Library of Medicine.
 
 Environmental Health
  Information and references for Asbestos Abatement, Lead Poisoning, Radon Exposure, Indoor Air Quality, and Mold
 
 Health Care Complaints
  Consumer Guide to DPH's Complaint Investigation and Hearing Process. Consumers and their families may file complaints about health care providers with the Connecticut Department of Public Health.
 
 Health Care Laws
  The Public Health Code is a compilation of the regulations that pertain specifically to the Department of Public Health. It is mandated pursuant to Section 19a-36 of the General Statutes of Connecticut. The Public Health Code is a valuable public health resource.
 
 Your Rights Under HIPAA
  You have privacy rights under a federal law that protects your health information. These rights are important for you to know. You can exercise these rights, ask questions about them, and file a complaint if you think your rights are being denied or your health information isn't being protected.
 
 Husky Program - Healthcare for Uninsured Kids & Youth
  Nothing is more important than the health of your child. Every young person should have a doctor, a dentist, and other important health services. This website will give you the basic information. Our friendly HUSKY customer service representatives will tell you the rest.
 
 Medline
  MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from the National Institutes of Health, and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.
 
 How to Find Mental Health Services
  This link will take you to the State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services website. DMHAS-funded and operated mental health and addiction services are organized on a regional level, providing easy access, responsive emergency care, continuity of care between different agencies, and client/family/advocate involvement.
 
 Navigating The Health Care System: A Resource Guide For Consumers
  Healthnet: Connecticut Consumer Health Information Network Lyman Maynard Stowe Library University of Connecticut Health Center Farmington, Connnecticut. This Guide is intended to assist patients and their families who are selecting health care providers and insurance coverage and want to gather background information to help them in the decision-making process. The Guide includes Internet websites as well as print resources.
 
 Physician Profiles: Professional Background Information is Available Here for all Connecticut-Licensed Physicians
  This website has been created to provide you with extensive information about Connecticut-licensed physicians. The Department of Public Health is committed to providing valuable healthcare information and we hope this website will be helpful to you.
 
 Senior Services
  Provides resource links for Senior Citizens regarding health, aging, and other services.