2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 19a-527. (Formerly Sec. 19-610). Classification of violations.

      Sec. 19a-527. (Formerly Sec. 19-610). Classification of violations. Citations issued pursuant to section 19a-524 shall be classified according to the nature of the violation and shall state such classification and the amount of the civil penalty to be imposed on the face thereof. The Commissioner of Public Health shall, by regulation in accordance with chapter 54, classify violations as follows:

      (a) Class A violations are conditions which the Commissioner of Public Health determines present an immediate danger of death or serious harm to any patient in the nursing home facility. For each class A violation, a civil penalty of not more than five thousand dollars may be imposed;

      (b) Class B violations are conditions which the Commissioner of Public Health determines present a probability of death or serious harm in the reasonably foreseeable future to any patient in the nursing home facility, but which he does not find constitute a class A violation. For each such violation, a civil penalty of not more than three thousand dollars may be imposed.

      (P.A. 76-331, S. 4, 16; P.A. 77-614, S. 323, 610; P.A. 79-467, S. 4, 8; P.A. 87-166, S. 3; P.A. 93-381, S. 9, 39; P.A. 95-257, S. 12, 21, 58.)

      History: P.A. 77-614 replaced commissioner of health with commissioner of health services, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 79-467 added "facility" to nursing home references; Sec. 19-610 transferred to Sec. 19a-527 in 1983; P.A. 87-166 deleted references to per diem penalties, deleted references to minimum fines, deleted Subsecs. (c) and (d) re class C and D violations and made imposition of civil penalties discretionary rather than mandatory; P.A. 93-381 replaced commissioner of health services with 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.

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