2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 19a-491b. Notification of criminal conviction or disciplinary action. Civil penalty. False statements. Criminal history records checks.
Sec. 19a-491b. Notification of criminal conviction or disciplinary action. Civil
penalty. False statements. Criminal history records checks. (a) Any person who
is licensed to establish, conduct, operate or maintain a nursing home shall notify the
Commissioner of Public Health immediately if the owner, conductor, operator or maintainer of the home, any person described in subdivision (3) of subsection (a) of section
19a-491a, or any nurse or nurse's aide has been convicted of (1) a felony, as defined in
section 53a-25, (2) cruelty to persons under section 53-20, or (3) assault of a victim
sixty or older under section 53a-61a; or has been subject to any decision imposing
disciplinary action by the licensing agency in any state, the District of Columbia, a
United States possession or territory or a foreign jurisdiction. Failure to comply with
the notification requirement shall subject the licensed person to a civil penalty of not
more than one hundred dollars.
(c) The Commissioner of Public Health shall require each initial applicant described in subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 19a-491a to submit to state and national criminal history records checks. The criminal history records checks required by this subsection shall be conducted in accordance with section 29-17a.
(P.A. 89-350, S. 2; P.A. 93-381, S. 9, 39; P.A. 95-257, S. 12, 21, 58; P.A. 01-175, S. 17, 32.)
History: P.A. 93-381 replaced department and commissioner of health services with department and commissioner 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. 01-175 amended Subsec. (c) by replacing language re criminal background investigations with language re state and national criminal history records checks pursuant to Sec. 29-17a, effective July 1, 2001.
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