2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 19a-522. (Formerly Sec. 19-603). Regulations concerning nursing home facilities\' health, safety and welfare. Regulations concerning immunization against influenza and pneumococcal disease. Reimbursement procedures.
Sec. 19a-522. (Formerly Sec. 19-603). Regulations concerning nursing home
facilities' health, safety and welfare. Regulations concerning immunization against
influenza and pneumococcal disease. Reimbursement procedures. (a) The commissioner shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, concerning the health,
safety and welfare of patients in nursing home facilities, classification of violations
relating to such facilities, medical staff qualifications, record-keeping, nursing service,
dietary service, personnel qualifications and general operational conditions. The regulations shall: (1) Assure that each patient admitted to a nursing home facility is protected
by adequate immunization against influenza and pneumococcal disease in accordance
with the recommendations of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, established by the Secretary of Health and Human Services; (2) specify that each
patient be protected annually against influenza and be vaccinated against pneumonia in
accordance with the recommendations of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization; and (3) provide appropriate exemptions for patients for whom such immunizations are medically contraindicated and for patients who object to such immunization
on religious grounds.
(P.A. 75-468, S. 7, 17; P.A. 87-81; P.A. 02-10, S. 1; P.A. 03-278, S. 74.)
History: Sec. 19-603 transferred to Sec. 19a-522 in 1983; P.A. 87-81 added Subsec. (b) re reimbursement procedures to estates of deceased self-pay patients; P.A. 02-10 amended Subsec. (a) by deleting reference to December 1, 1975, as the date by which the commissioner was to adopt regulations, and added regulation requirements for the immunization or vaccination against influenza and pneumococcol disease of each patient admitted to a nursing home facility and provided an exception where such immunizations are medically contraindicated or where the patient objects on religious grounds; P.A. 03-278 made a technical change in Subsec. (b), effective July 9, 2003.
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