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Senate Bill No. 357

Public Act No. 02-26

AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE CONCERNING CONSULTATIVE SERVICES TO CHILD CARE PROVIDERS.

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

Section 1. Section 19a-82 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

The Commissioner of Public Health shall utilize consultative services and assistance from the Departments of Education, Mental Health and Addiction Services and Social Services and from municipal building, fire and health departments. The commissioner shall make periodic inspections of licensed day care centers, [and] group day care homes and family day care homes and shall provide [consultative services] technical assistance to licensees and applicants for licenses to assist them to attain and maintain the standards established in regulations adopted under sections 19a-77 to 19a-80, inclusive, as amended, [and] 19a-82 to 19a-87, inclusive, and section 19a-87b, as amended.

Approved May 6, 2002