2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 19a-507b. (Formerly Sec. 19a-80b). Establishment of community residence. Limitations. Petitions.

      Sec. 19a-507b. (Formerly Sec. 19a-80b). Establishment of community residence. Limitations. Petitions. (a) No community residence shall be established on or after July 1, 1984, within one thousand feet of any other community residence. If more than one community residence is proposed to be established in any municipality, the total capacity of all community residences in the municipality in which such residence is proposed to be established shall not exceed one-tenth of one per cent of the population of such municipality.

      (b) Any resident of a municipality in which a community residence is or will be located may, through the chief executive officer of the municipality, or the legislative body of such municipality may, petition the Commissioner of Public Health to deny an application for a license to operate a community residence on the grounds that the operation of such a community residence would be in violation of the limits established under subsection (a) of this section.

      (c) An applicant for a license to operate a community residence shall mail a copy of the application made to the Department of Public Health to the regional mental health board and the governing body of the municipality in which the community residence is to be located, by certified mail, return receipt requested. All applications shall specify the number of community residences in the municipality, the address of each such residence and the number of residents in each and the address of the proposed community residence, and shall include population and occupancy statistics reflecting compliance with the limits established pursuant to subsection (a) of this section.

      (d) The Commissioner of Public Health shall not issue a license for a community residence until the applicant has submitted proof that the mailing required by subsection (c) of this section has been made and until at least thirty days have elapsed since the receipt of such mailing by all required recipients.

      (P.A. 84-341, S. 3, 8; P.A. 93-381, S. 9, 39; P.A. 95-257, S. 12, 21, 58; June 18 Sp. Sess. P.A. 97-8, S. 36, 88.)

      History: Sec. 19a-80b transferred to Sec. 19a-507b in 1987; 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; June 18 Sp. Sess. P.A. 97-8 deleted reference in Subsec. (c) to regional mental health directors, effective July 1, 1997.

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