House Bill No. 6575

Public Act No. 01-18

AN ACT CONCERNING RECEIVERSHIP OF RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES FOR MENTALLY RETARDED PERSONS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 17a-231 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

[The following words and phrases, as] As used in this section and sections 17a-232 to 17a-237, inclusive, [shall have the following meanings,] unless the context otherwise requires:

[(a)] (1) "Residential facility for mentally retarded persons" means a residential facility for [the mentally retarded] persons with mental retardation that is licensed, or required to be licensed, pursuant to section 17a-227, including staffing and other program resources associated with such facility;

[(b)] (2) "Emergency" means a situation, physical condition or one or more practices, methods or operations which present imminent danger of death or serious physical or mental harm to residents of [such] a residential facility for mentally retarded persons;

[(c)] (3) "Transfer trauma" means the medical and psychological reactions to physical transfer that increase the risk of death, or grave illness, or both, in [mentally retarded] persons with mental retardation;

[(d)] (4) "Substantial violation" means a violation of regulations [established] adopted pursuant to section 17a-227 which presents a reasonable likelihood of serious physical or mental harm to residents of [such facility;] a residential facility for mentally retarded persons; and

[(e)] (5) "Habitual violation" means a violation of regulations [established] adopted pursuant to section 17a-227 which, due to its repetition, presents a reasonable likelihood of serious physical or mental harm to residents of [such] a residential facility for mentally retarded persons.

Approved May 15, 2001