2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 19a-531. (Formerly Sec. 19-613). Advance disclosure of inspection, investigation or complaint prohibited. Exception. Penalty.
Sec. 19a-531. (Formerly Sec. 19-613). Advance disclosure of inspection, investigation or complaint prohibited. Exception. Penalty. Any employee of the Department of Public Health or the Department of Social Services or any regional ombudsman
who gives or causes to be given any advance notice to any nursing home facility, directly
or indirectly, that an investigation or inspection is under consideration or is impending
or gives any information regarding any complaint submitted pursuant to section 17b-408, or 19a-523 prior to an on-the-scene investigation or inspection of such facility,
unless specifically mandated by federal or state regulations to give advance notice, shall
be guilty of a class B misdemeanor and may be subject to dismissal, suspension or
demotion in accordance with chapter 67.
History: P.A. 76-331 added exception for advance notice "specifically mandated by federal or state regulations"; P.A. 77-575 replaced Sec. 19-604 with Sec. 19-606 and made provisions applicable to department on aging employees and regional ombudsmen; P.A. 77-614 replaced department of health with department of health services, effective January 1, 1979; Sec. 19-613 transferred to Sec. 19a-531 in 1983; P.A. 93-262 authorized substitution of commissioner and department of social services for commissioner and department on aging, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 93-381 replaced department of health services with department 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.
See Sec. 17b-400 et seq. re Office of Long-Term Care Ombudsman and residents' advocates.
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