2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 19a-517. (Formerly Sec. 19-598). Unacceptable conduct. Notice. Hearing. Revocation or suspension of license. Appeal.

      Sec. 19a-517. (Formerly Sec. 19-598). Unacceptable conduct. Notice. Hearing. Revocation or suspension of license. Appeal. (a) The Department of Public Health shall have jurisdiction to hear all charges of unacceptable conduct brought against any person licensed to practice as a nursing home administrator and, after holding a hearing, written notice of which shall be given to such person, said department, if it finds that any grounds for action by the department enumerated in subsection (b) of this section exist, may take any of the actions set forth in section 19a-17. Such notice shall be given, and such hearing conducted, as provided in the regulations adopted by the Commissioner of Public Health. Any person aggrieved by the finding of the department may appeal therefrom in accordance with the provisions of section 4-183, and such appeal shall have precedence over nonprivileged cases in respect to order of trial.

      (b) The department may take action under section 19a-17 for any of the following reasons: (1) The license holder has employed or knowingly cooperated in fraud or material deception in order to obtain his license or has engaged in fraud or material deception in the course of professional services or activities; (2) the license holder is suffering from physical or mental illness, emotional disorder or loss of motor skill, including but not limited to, deterioration through the aging process, or is suffering from the abuse or excessive use of drugs, including alcohol, narcotics or chemicals; (3) illegal incompetent or negligent conduct in his practice; or (4) violation of any provision of this chapter or any regulation adopted hereunder. The Commissioner of Public Health may order a license holder to submit to a reasonable physical or mental examination if his physical or mental capacity to practice safely is being investigated. Said commissioner may petition the superior court for the judicial district of Hartford to enforce such order or any action taken pursuant to section 19a-17.

      (1969, P.A. 754, S. 10; P.A. 76-436, S. 377, 681; P.A. 77-603, S. 70, 125; 77-614, S. 473, 610; P.A. 80-484, S. 9, 176; P.A. 88-230, S. 1, 12; P.A. 90-98, S. 1, 2; P.A. 93-142, S. 4, 7, 8; 93-381, S. 9, 39; P.A. 95-220, S. 4-6; 95-257, S. 12, 21, 58.)

      History: P.A. 76-436 replaced court of common pleas with superior court and added reference to judicial districts, effective July 1, 1978; Sec. 19-42h transferred to Sec. 19-598 in 1977; P.A. 77-603 replaced previous appeal provisions with statement that appeals to be made in accordance with Sec. 4-183; P.A. 77-614 allowed revocation or suspension of license, etc. for violations of chapter or regulations, provided that notice be given and hearing conducted pursuant to adopted regulations and substituted department of health for department of health services, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-484 replaced "board", i.e. licensing board, with department of health services as hearing authority, deleted provision re grounds for action to revoke, etc., now contained in newly added Subsec. (b) in greater detail and deleted provision re notification of department made obsolete by transfer of hearing power; Sec. 19-598 transferred to Sec. 19a-517 in 1983; P.A. 88-230 replaced "judicial district of Hartford-New Britain" with "judicial district of Hartford", effective September 1, 1991; P.A. 90-98 changed the effective date of P.A. 88-230 from September 1, 1991, to September 1, 1993; P.A. 93-142 changed the effective date of P.A. 88-230 from September 1, 1993, to September 1, 1996, effective June 14, 1993; 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. 95-220 changed the effective date of P.A. 88-230 from September 1, 1996, to September 1, 1998, effective July 1, 1995; 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.

      Subsec. (b):

      Cited. 4 CA 544, 556. Subdiv. (1) cited. Id.

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