hcma at a glance

Become A Member

For over 215 years, HCMA has represented the voice of Hartford County physicians and their patients. We offer not just a wealth of benefits, like networking events, discounts, action alerts and workshops, we also give you and your patients a way to get involved in the fight for the future of health care.

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Action Alerts

Don't be left behind! Find out the latest news, whether it's a policy change, a contract change, billing and coding news and alerts or anything else that affects the way you practice medicine.

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Calendar of Events

HCMA's Event Calendar includes a variety of valuable seminars and events. Our goal is to offer our physician members and their staffs the knowledge and resources necessary to manage a successful practice.

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Physician Locator

Looking for a doctor who supports quality patient care? Search our directory of HCMA members for a physician in your community. You can search by speciality or geographic location.

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Practice Solutions

Physician Report of Conditions & Events
Mandated by Connecticut Law

CSMS - Action Newsletter June - July 2002




CGS Statute


Local registrar of vital statistics

Within 10 days


Blind persons under MD's care

State Board of Education and Services to the Blind

Within 30 days


Burn injury treatment

Local Fire Marshal and

Immediately by phone



State Fire Marshal

Within 48 hours, in writing


Child abuse, suspected

Local or state police department or

Immediately by phone, then written report within 48 hours



Department of Children and Families

Immediately phone CARELINE at (800-842-2288), then written report within 48 hours


Communicable diseases - See DPH List of Reportable Diseases

Local health director and/or State Department of Public Health

Requirements vary. See DHP List of Reportable Diseases



Licensed funeral home director or licensed embalmer

Within 24 hours


Elderly abused, suspected

Commissioner of Social Services

Within 5 calendar days


Fetal deaths

Local registrar of vital statistics

Within 10 days


Occupational Diseases

Department of Labor

Within 48 hours


Persons with chronic health or vision problems

Department of Motor Vehicles

May Report


Physical defects of children < age 5

Department of Public Health

Within 48 hours


Tuberculosis or suspected TB cases

Local health director and State Department of Public Health

Within 24 hours


Veteran treated for exposure to Vietnam herbicides

Department of Veteran's Affairs

At request of veteran