2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 19a-491a. Information required for nursing home license. Procedure upon failure to provide information.

      Sec. 19a-491a. Information required for nursing home license. Procedure upon failure to provide information. (a) A person seeking a license to establish, conduct, operate or maintain a nursing home shall provide the Department of Public Health with the following information:

      (1) (A) The name and business address of the owner and a statement of whether the owner is an individual, partnership, corporation or other legal entity; (B) the names of the officers, directors, trustees, or managing and general partners of the owner, the names of persons having a ten per cent or greater ownership interest in the owner, and a description of each such person's occupation with the owner; and (C) if the owner is a corporation which is incorporated in another state, a certificate of good standing from the secretary of state of the state of incorporation;

      (2) A description of the relevant business experience of the owner and of the administrator of the nursing home and evidence that the administrator has a license issued pursuant to section 19a-514;

      (3) Affidavits signed by the owner, any of the persons described in subdivision (1) of this subsection, the administrator, assistant administrator, the medical director, the director of nursing and assistant director of nursing disclosing any matter in which such person has been convicted of a felony, as defined in section 53a-25, or has pleaded nolo contendere to a felony charge, or has been held liable or enjoined in a civil action by final judgment, if the felony or civil action involved fraud, embezzlement, fraudulent conversion or misappropriation of property; or is subject to an injunction or restrictive or remedial order of a court of record at the time of application, within the past five years has had any state or federal license or permit suspended or revoked as a result of an action brought by a governmental agency or department, arising out of or relating to health care business activity, including, but not limited to, actions affecting the operation of a nursing home, retirement home, residential care home or any facility subject to sections 17b-520 to 17b-535, inclusive, or a similar statute in another state or country;

      (4) (A) A statement as to whether or not the owner is, or is affiliated with, a religious, charitable or other nonprofit organization; (B) the extent of the affiliation, if any; (C) the extent to which the affiliate organization will be responsible for the financial obligations of the owner; and (D) the provision of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended, if any, under which the owner or affiliate is exempt from the payment of income tax;

      (5) The location and a description of other health care facilities of the owner, existing or proposed, and, if proposed, the estimated completion date or dates and whether or not construction has begun; and

      (6) If the operation of the nursing home has not yet commenced, a statement of the anticipated source and application of the funds used or to be used in the purchase or construction of the home, including:

      (A) An estimate of such costs as financing expense, legal expense, land costs, marketing costs and other similar costs which the owner expects to incur or become obligated for prior to the commencement of operations; and

      (B) A description of any mortgage loan or any other financing intended to be used for the financing of the nursing home, including the anticipated terms and costs of such financing.

      (b) In addition to the information provided pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, the commissioner may reasonably require an applicant for a nursing home license or renewal of a nursing home license to submit additional information. Such information may include audited and certified financial statements of the owner, including, (1) a balance sheet as of the end of the most recent fiscal year, and (2) income statements for the most recent fiscal year of the owner or such shorter period of time as the owner shall have been in existence.

      (c) A person seeking to renew a nursing home license shall furnish the department with any information required under subsection (a) of this section that was not previously submitted and with satisfactory written proof that the owner of the nursing home consents to such renewal, if the owner is different than the person seeking renewal, and shall provide data on any change in the information submitted. The commissioner shall refuse to issue or renew a nursing home license if the person seeking renewal fails to provide the information required under this section. Upon such refusal, the commissioner shall grant such license to the holder of the certificate of need, provided such holder meets all requirements for such licensure. If such holder does not meet such requirements, the commissioner shall proceed in accordance with sections 19a-541 to 19a-549, inclusive. If the commissioner is considering a license renewal application pursuant to an order of the commissioner, the procedures in this subsection shall apply to such consideration.

      (P.A. 89-350, S. 1; P.A. 93-381, S. 9, 39; P.A. 95-257, S. 12, 21, 58; P.A. 97-112, S. 2; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 99-2, S. 39, 72; P.A. 01-195, S. 148, 181; P.A. 04-221, S. 33.)

      History: P.A. 93-381 replaced department of health services with the department of public health and addiction services, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 95-257 replaced Commissioner and Department of Public Health and Addiction Services with Commissioner and Department of Public Health, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 97-112 replaced "home for the aged" with "residential care home"; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 99-2 amended Subsec. (c) by adding requirement of written proof of consent of owner when owner is different from the person seeking renewal, effective June 29, 1999; P.A. 01-195 made technical changes in Subsecs. (a) to (c), effective July 11, 2001; P.A. 04-221 amended Subsec. (c) by changing from allowing to requiring the commissioner to refuse to issue or renew license if required information not provided, by providing that license shall be granted to holder of certificate of need in certain circumstances and by providing for procedure in renewals pursuant to order of the commissioner, effective June 8, 2004.

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