2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 19a-534. (Formerly Sec. 19-615). Emergency transfer of patients; notice requirement.

      Sec. 19a-534. (Formerly Sec. 19-615). Emergency transfer of patients; notice requirement. If the commissioner determines that there is imminent danger to the health, safety or welfare of any patient in any nursing home facility, said commissioner may transfer or cause to be transferred such patient to another nursing home facility or hospital, provided the commissioner promptly notifies the spouse, relative, guardian or conservator or sponsoring agency of such patient of the transfer and indicates the nursing home facility or hospital to which such patient has been transferred.

      (P.A. 75-468, S. 6, 17; P.A. 83-103, S. 3.)

      History: Sec. 19-615 transferred to Sec. 19a-534 in 1983; P.A. 83-103 deleted requirement that a patient or his relative, guardian, conservator or sponsoring agency consent to an emergency transfer, requiring rather that notice of transfer and location be given to spouse, relative, guardian or conservator or sponsoring agency of patient.

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