2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 19a-526. (Formerly Sec. 19-609). Effect of final order. Payment of civil penalties.

      Sec. 19a-526. (Formerly Sec. 19-609). Effect of final order. Payment of civil penalties. (a) When, in the case of a class A or B violation, a final order becomes effective, the citation, the order, if any, affirming or modifying the citation and the finding shall be filed by the Commissioner of Public Health in the office of the clerk of the superior court for the judicial district of Hartford. Said clerk shall cause said citation, order, if any, and finding to be filed in said court. Upon such filing, the civil penalty imposed may be enforced in the same manner as a judgment of the Superior Court, provided if an appeal is taken in accordance with section 19a-529, the court or a judge thereof may, in its or his discretion, stay execution of such order.

      (b) Civil penalties imposed pursuant to this section shall be paid not later than fifteen days after the final date by which an appeal may be taken as provided in section 19a-529 or, if an appeal is taken, not later than fifteen days after the final judgment on such appeal. In the event such fines are not paid, the Commissioner of Public Health shall notify the Commissioner of Social Services who is authorized to immediately withhold from the nursing home's next medical assistance payment, an amount equal to the amount of the civil penalty.

      (P.A. 76-331, S. 5, 16; P.A. 77-452, S. 57, 72; 77-614, S. 323, 610; P.A. 78-280, S. 5, 32, 121, 127; P.A. 82-375, S. 3, 4; P.A. 87-166, S. 2; P.A. 88-230, S. 1, 12; P.A. 90-98, S. 1, 2; P.A. 93-142, S. 4, 7, 8; 93-262, S. 1, 87; 93-381, S. 9, 39; P.A. 95-220, S. 4-6; 95-257, S. 12, 21, 58.)

      History: P.A. 77-452 replaced court of common pleas with superior court, effective July 1, 1979; P.A. 77-614 replaced commissioner of health with commissioner of health services, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 78-280 replaced Hartford county with judicial district of Hartford-New Britain; P.A. 82-375 replaced "owner" with "licensee" or "administrator" as necessary and added Subsec. (c) requiring payment of fines within a specified period of time and authorizing the commissioner of income maintenance to withhold from a nursing home's medical assistance payments the amount of any unpaid fines; Sec. 19-609 transferred to Sec. 19a-526 in 1983; P.A. 87-166 deleted references to class C or D violations and deleted Subsec. (b) re correction of violations, relettering the remaining Subsec.; 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. 93-262 authorized substitution of commissioner and department of social services for commissioner and department of income maintenance, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 93-381 replaced commissioner of health services with 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.

      Cited. 13 CA 641, 642.

      Subsec. (a):

      Cited. 13 CA 641, 643, 644.

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