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Substitute Senate Bill No. 442

Public Act No. 03-92

AN ACT CONCERNING NURSING HOME INSPECTIONS.

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

Section 1. Section 19a-521a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

[On and after July 1, 1992, the] The Department of Public Health shall, whenever possible, conduct dual inspections of chronic and convalescent nursing homes or rest homes with nursing supervision when an inspection of such a facility is necessary for the purpose of the facility's maintaining state licensure and certification for participation in the Title XIX Medicaid program or the Title XVIII Medicare program, provided such dual inspections shall be conducted in not less than fifty per cent of such facilities. On and after January 1, 1993, the department shall conduct such dual inspections in not less than seventy per cent of such facilities. On and after the effective date of this section, such dual inspections shall not be disclosed to such facility before such inspection and shall be conducted on a random basis, as to date and time of day.

Approved June 3, 2003