2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 19a-505. (Formerly Sec. 19-588). Maternity hospitals; license; inspection.
Sec. 19a-505. (Formerly Sec. 19-588). Maternity hospitals; license; inspection.
(a) No person shall keep a maternity hospital or lying-in place unless such person has
previously obtained a license therefor, issued by the Department of Public Health. Each
such license shall be valid for a term of two years and may be revoked by the Department
of Public Health upon proof that the institution for which such license was issued is
being improperly conducted or for the violation of any of the provisions of this section
or of the Public Health Code, or on the basis of lack of demonstrable need, provided
the licensee shall be given a reasonable opportunity to be heard in reference to such
(1949 Rev., S. 4687; 1949, S. 2336d; 1969, P.A. 693, S. 4; 699, S. 23; P.A. 77-614, S. 323, 610; P.A. 89-339, S. 2, 6; P.A. 93-381 , S. 9, 39; P.A. 95-257, S. 12, 21, 58.)
History: 1969 acts divided section into Subsecs., allowed revocation of license on basis of lack of demonstrable need, added reference to inspectors authorized by council on hospitals and deleted reference to presentation of evidence to coroner, referring instead to "appropriate law enforcement official"; Sec. 19-43 transferred to Sec. 19-588 in 1977; P.A. 77-614 replaced department of health with department of health services, effective January 1, 1979; Sec. 19-588 transferred to Sec. 19a-505 in 1983; P.A. 89-339 amended Subsec. (a) to replace provision that license terminates December thirty-first, annually, with provision that license is valid for two years; P.A. 93-381 replaced department of health services with 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.
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