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Substitute Senate Bill No. 111

Public Act No. 05-67

AN ACT REQUIRING NOTIFICATION OF CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST CONNECTICUT PHYSICIANS.

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

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2005) The Office of the Chief State's Attorney shall notify the Department of Public Health immediately, in writing, when criminal charges are brought against a physician licensed by the department for (1) reckless endangerment within the scope of the physician's medical practice, (2) manslaughter, or (3) murder. Upon such notification, the department may initiate an investigation of the physician to determine whether any disciplinary action should be taken against the physician, including possible suspension of his or her license, while such criminal charges are pending against the physician.

Approved June 2, 2005