CHAPTER 368f
DISTRICT DEPARTMENTS OF HEALTH

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Sec. 19a-245. (Formerly Sec. 19-110). Reimbursement by state.

      Sec. 19a-245. (Formerly Sec. 19-110). Reimbursement by state. Upon application to the Department of Public Health, each health district shall annually receive from the state an amount equal to two dollars and forty-three cents per capita for each town, city and borough of such district which has a population of five thousand or less, and two dollars and eight cents per capita for each town, city and borough of such district which has a population of more than five thousand, provided (1) the Commissioner of Public Health approves the public health program and budget of such health district, and (2) the towns, cities and boroughs of such district appropriate for the maintenance of the health district not less than one dollar per capita from the annual tax receipts. Such district departments of health are authorized to use additional funds, which the Department of Public Health may secure from federal agencies or any other source and which it may allot to such district departments of health. The district treasurer shall disburse the money so received upon warrants approved by a majority of the board and signed by its chairman and secretary. The Comptroller shall quarterly, in July, October, January and April, upon such application and upon the voucher of the Commissioner of Public Health, draw the Comptroller's order on the State Treasurer in favor of such district department of health for the amount due in accordance with the provisions of this section and under rules prescribed by the commissioner. Any moneys remaining unexpended at the end of a fiscal year shall be included in the budget of the district for the ensuing year. This aid shall be rendered from appropriations made from time to time by the General Assembly to the Department of Public Health for this purpose.

      (1949 Rev., S. 3881; 1963, P.A. 508; P.A. 77-614, S. 323, 610; P.A. 78-251, S. 1, 2, 7; 78-303, S. 68, 136; P.A. 85-421, S. 2, 3; P.A. 87-414, S. 2, 3; P.A. 93-381, S. 9, 39; P.A. 95-257, S. 12, 21, 58; P.A. 96-180, S. 58, 166; P.A. 98-250, S. 17, 39; P.A. 00-216, S. 3, 28; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-3, S. 3; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-2, S. 62.)

      History: 1963 act provided for reimbursement to health district instead of constituent municipalities, made state's payment quarterly instead of annually in June, deleted provision that sums received be one-half those actually paid and limits of $4,000 per town and $20,000 in the aggregate, and added provisions that amount received be $0.25 per capita, limited maximum amount received by district annually to $100,000, added provision re additional funds from federal agencies or other sources and provided for disbursement of money upon warrants approved by board majority and signed by chairman and secretary; P.A. 77-614 replaced commissioner and department of health with commissioner and department of health services, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 78-251 increased per capita amount received from $0.25 to $0.30 contingent upon approval of public health program and budget by commissioner, increased maximum amount received to $120,000, removed limit on additional funds of amount equal to one-half the total district budget and, in conjunction with P.A. 78-303, referred to rules prescribed by commissioner rather than by public health council; Sec. 19-110 transferred to Sec. 19a-245 in 1983; P.A. 85-421 increased quarterly per capita payments to health districts from $0.30 to $0.425 for each town, city and borough of a district which has a population of 5,000 or less and $0.325 for each town, city or borough of a district which has a population of more than 5,000 and increased maximum annual payment to a district from $120,000 to $145,000; P.A. 87-414 increased the per capita payments to $0.445 per capita and $0.38 per capita on basis previously established and deleted the annual cap on payments to districts; P.A. 93-381 replaced department and commissioner of health services with department and commissioner of public health and addiction services, effective July 1, 1993; 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. 96-180 changed "treasurer" to "State Treasurer", effective June 3, 1996; P.A. 98-250 changed the amount received from the state from $0.445 for municipalities under 5,000 and $0.38 for municipalities over 5,000 annually to $2.09 and $1.79, annually, effective July 1, 1998; P.A. 00-216 made technical changes and increased annual per capita payments from $2.09 to $2.32 and from $1.79 to $1.99, effective July 1, 2000; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-3 decreased annual per capita payments from $2.32 to $1.94 per populations of 5,000 or less, and from $1.99 to $0.66 for populations of more than 5,000, and made a technical change, effective August 20, 2003; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-2 increased annual per capita payment from $1.94 to $2.43 for populations of 5,000 or less, and from $1.66 to $2.08 for populations of 5,000 or more, effective July 1, 2007.

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