2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 19a-552. (Formerly Sec. 19-623b). Failure to comply with section 19a- 551: Penalties.

      Sec. 19a-552. (Formerly Sec. 19-623b). Failure to comply with section 19a- 551: Penalties. (a) Any person who violates any provision of section 19a-551 shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor.

      (b) Any patient or his legally liable relative, guardian or conservator may bring an action in the Superior Court for any violation of section 19a-551. Any nursing home facility determined by the court to be in violation of any provision of said section shall be liable to the injured party for treble damages.

      (P.A. 80-437, S. 3; P.A. 81-236; P.A. 87-166, S. 5.)

      History: P.A. 81-236 amended Subsec. (b) to increase the penalty from a class C to a class A misdemeanor; Sec. 19-623b transferred to Sec. 19a-552 in 1983; P.A. 87-166 deleted Subsec. (a) re nursing home's penalty for failure to comply with Sec. 19a-551 and relettered the remaining Subsecs. accordingly.

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