2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 19a-541. (Formerly Sec. 19-621a). Receivership of nursing homes: Definitions.

      Sec. 19a-541. (Formerly Sec. 19-621a). Receivership of nursing homes: Definitions. As used in this section and sections 19a-542 to 19a-549, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires:

      (1) "Nursing home facility" shall have the same meaning as provided in section 19a-521;

      (2) "Emergency" means a situation, physical condition or one or more practices, methods or operations which presents imminent danger of death or serious physical or mental harm to residents of a nursing home facility;

      (3) "Transfer trauma" means the medical and psychological reactions to physical transfer that increase the risk of death, or grave illness, or both, in elderly persons; and

      (4) "Substantial violation" means a violation of law which presents a reasonable likelihood of serious physical or mental harm to residents of a nursing home facility.

      (P.A. 78-227, S. 1, 10; P.A. 89-350, S. 14; P.A. 01-195, S. 160, 181.)

      History: Sec. 19-621a transferred to Sec. 19a-541 in 1983; P.A. 89-350 deleted former Subsec. (e) which defined "habitual violation"; P.A. 01-195 made technical changes, effective July 11, 2001.

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