2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 19a-528a. Application of licensure for the acquisition of a nursing home. Required disclosures. Exception.

      Sec. 19a-528a. Application of licensure for the acquisition of a nursing home. Required disclosures. Exception. For any application of licensure for the acquisition of a nursing home filed after July 1, 2004, any potential nursing home licensee or owner must submit in writing, a change in ownership application with respect to facility for which the change in ownership is sought. Such application shall include whether such potential nursing home licensee or owner (1) has had civil penalties imposed through final order of the commissioner in accordance with the provisions of sections 19a-524 to 19a-528, inclusive, or civil penalties imposed pursuant to the statutes or regulations of another state, during a two-year period, (2) has had in any state intermediate sanctions imposed through final adjudication under the Medicare or Medicaid program pursuant to Title XVIII or XIX of the federal Social Security Act, 42 USC 301, as from time to time amended, or (3) has had in any state such potential licensee's or owner's Medicare or Medicaid provider agreement terminated or not renewed, shall not acquire another nursing home in this state for a period of five years from the date of final order on such civil penalties, final adjudication of such intermediate sanctions, or termination or nonrenewal. Notwithstanding, the provisions of this section, the Commissioner of Public Health, may for good cause shown, permit a potential nursing home licensee or owner to acquire another nursing home prior to the expiration of said five-year period.

      (P.A. 89-350, S. 4; P.A. 01-195, S. 158, 181; P.A. 04-258, S. 39.)

      History: P.A. 01-195 made technical changes, effective July 11, 2001; P.A. 04-258 required that for any application of licensure for the acquisition of a nursing home filed after July 1, 2004, the potential licensee or owner must submit a written change in ownership application for the facility for which the ownership change is sought, amended Subdiv. (1) to require disclosure of civil penalties imposed by statutes or regulations of any state, amended Subdivs. (2) and (3) to require disclosure of out-of-state sanctions and termination of Medicaid provider agreements and added provision permitting Commissioner of Public Health to make exceptions for good cause shown re acquisition prior to expiration of five-year period, effective July 1, 2004.

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