2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 19a-521. (Formerly Sec. 19-602). Nursing home facilities. Definitions.

      Sec. 19a-521. (Formerly Sec. 19-602). Nursing home facilities. Definitions. As used in this section and sections 19a-522 to 19a-534, inclusive, 19a-536 to 19a-539, inclusive, and 19a-550 to 19a-554, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires: "Nursing home facility" means any nursing home or residential care home as defined in section 19a-490 or any rest home with nursing supervision which provides, in addition to personal care required in a residential care home, nursing supervision under a medical director twenty-four hours per day, or any chronic and convalescent nursing home which provides skilled nursing care under medical supervision and direction to carry out nonsurgical treatment and dietary procedures for chronic diseases, convalescent stages, acute diseases or injuries; "department" means the Department of Public Health and "commissioner" means the Commissioner of Public Health or the commissioner's designated representative.

      (P.A. 75-468, S. 1, 17; P.A. 77-614, S. 323, 610; P.A. 79-467, S. 1, 8; P.A. 80-437, S. 1.; P.A. 93-381, S. 9, 39; P.A. 95-257, S. 12, 21, 58; P.A. 97-112, S. 2; P.A. 99-176, S. 18, 24.)

      History: P.A. 77-614 replaced department and commissioner of health with department and commissioner of health services, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 79-467 removed Sec. 19-613 as section to which definitions apply; P.A. 80-437 added Secs. 19-623a and 19-623b as sections to which definitions apply; Sec. 19-602 transferred to Sec. 19a-521 in 1983; 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. 97-112 replaced "home for the aged" with "residential care home"; P.A. 99-176 deleted reference to Sec. 17b-406 and substituted "the commissioner's" for "his", effective July 1, 1999.

      See Sec. 17b-400 et seq. re Office of Long-Term Care Ombudsman and residents' advocates.

      Cited. 214 C. 321, 330.

      Cited. 25 CA 177, 180.

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