2013 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 20 - Professional and Occupational Licensing, Certification, Title Protection and Registration. Examining Boards
Chapter 381a - Respiratory Care Practitioners
Section 20-162p - Disciplinary action. Grounds.


CT Gen Stat § 20-162p (2013) What's This?

The commissioner may take any action set forth in section 19a-17 if the license holder fails to conform to the accepted standards of the respiratory care profession, including, but not limited to, the following: Conviction of a felony, fraud or deceit in the practice of respiratory care; illegal conduct; negligent, incompetent or wrongful conduct in professional activities; emotional disorder or mental illness; physical illness, including, but not limited to, deterioration through the aging process; abuse or excessive use of drugs, including alcohol, narcotics or chemicals; wilful falsification of entries in any hospital, patient or other record pertaining to respiratory care; misrepresentation or concealment of a material fact in the obtaining or reinstatement of a respiratory care practitioner license; failure to comply with the continuing education requirements set forth in section 20-162r; or violation of any provisions of sections 20-162n to 20-162q, inclusive, or any regulation adopted pursuant to said section 20-162o. The Commissioner of Public Health may order a license holder to submit to a reasonable physical or mental examination if his physical or mental capacity to practice safely is the subject of an investigation. Said commissioner may petition the superior court for the judicial district of Hartford to enforce such order or any action taken pursuant to section 19a-17. Notice of any contemplated action under said section, of the cause therefor and the date of hearing thereon shall be given and an opportunity for hearing afforded as provided in regulations adopted by the commissioner.

(P.A. 86-376, S. 3; P.A. 88-230, S. 1, 12; P.A. 90-98, S. 1, 2; P.A. 93-142, S. 4, 7, 8; 93-381, S. 9, 39; P.A. 94-210, S. 6; P.A. 95-220, S. 4–6; 95-257, S. 12, 21, 58; P.A. 06-195, S. 11.)

History: P.A. 88-230 replaced “judicial district of Hartford-New Britain” with “judicial district of Hartford”, effective September 1, 1991; P.A. 90-98 changed the effective date of P.A. 88-230 from September 1, 1991, to September 1, 1993; P.A. 93-142 changed the effective date of P.A. 88-230 from September 1, 1993, to September 1, 1996, effective June 14, 1993; P.A. 93-381 replaced commissioner of health services with commissioner of public health and addiction services, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 94-210 changed certificate to license and added as grounds for disciplinary action illegal conduct and misrepresentation or concealment of material fact in obtaining reinstatement; P.A. 95-220 changed the effective date of P.A. 88-230 from September 1, 1996, to September 1, 1998, effective July 1, 1995; 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; P.A. 06-195 added as ground for disciplinary action failure to comply with continuing education requirements specified in Sec. 20-162r.

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