CHAPTER 319d

DEPARTMENT ON AGING

Table of Contents

Secs. 17a-300 and 17a-301. (Formerly Secs. 17-136b and 17a-136d). Department on Aging. Duties of the commissioner.

Sec. 17a-302. Transferred

Sec. 17a-303. (Formerly Sec. 17-136f). Recommendations re regulation of home health care.

Secs. 17a-304 to 17a-306. Transferred

Sec. 17a-306a. Promotion of independent living program. Eligibility. Regulations.

Sec. 17a-307. Transferred

Secs. 17a-308 and 17a-309. (Formerly Secs. 17-137 and 17-137a). Duties of the department; personnel; single state agency for programs for elderly persons and the aged. Receipt of grants or gifts.

Sec. 17a-310. Transferred

Secs. 17a-311 and 17a-312. (Formerly Secs. 17-137d and 17-137e). Applications for grants. Amount of grant.

Secs. 17a-313 and 17a-314. Transferred

Secs. 17a-315 and 17a-316. (Formerly Secs. 17-136 and 17-136a). Advisory Council on Aging; appointment of members. Duties of council.

Sec. 17a-317. Department on Aging. Duties of the commissioner. Transfer of the Division of Elderly Services of the Department of Social Services. Regulations.

Secs. 17a-318 to 17a-339. Reserved


Secs. 17a-300 and 17a-301. (Formerly Secs. 17-136b and 17a-136d). Department on Aging. Duties of the commissioner. Sections 17a-300 and 17a-301 are repealed, effective July 1, 1993.

(1969, P.A. 814, S. 6; P.A. 75-474, S. 3, 4, 10; P.A. 93-262, S. 86, 87.)

Sec. 17a-302. Transferred to Chapter 319tt, Sec. 17b-792.

Sec. 17a-303. (Formerly Sec. 17-136f). Recommendations re regulation of home health care. Section 17a-303 is repealed, effective July 1, 1993.

(P.A. 77-601, S. 1, 11; 77-614, S. 323, 521, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 85, 136; P.A. 79-631, S. 100, 111; P.A. 93-262, S. 86, 87.)

Secs. 17a-304 to 17a-306. Transferred to Chapter 319bb, Secs. 17b-421 to 17b-423, inclusive.

Sec. 17a-306a. Promotion of independent living program. Eligibility. Regulations. Section 17a-306a is repealed, effective July 1, 1993.

(June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-8, S. 52, 63; P.A. 93-262, S. 86, 87.)

Sec. 17a-307. Transferred to Chapter 319v, Sec. 17b-251.

Secs. 17a-308 and 17a-309. (Formerly Secs. 17-137 and 17-137a). Duties of the department; personnel; single state agency for programs for elderly persons and the aged. Receipt of grants or gifts. Sections 17a-308 and 17a-309 are repealed, effective July 1, 1993.

(1957, P.A. 634, S. 2; 1959, P.A. 364, S. 2; 1963, P.A. 280; 408; February, 1965, P.A. 472; 1969, P.A. 814, S. 10, 11; P.A. 74-297; P.A. 75-426, S. 1, 2; 75-474, S. 5, 10; P.A. 77-582, S. 8, 10; P.A. 80-12, S. 1, 2; P.A. 83-89, S. 1; P.A. 93-262, S. 86, 87.)

Sec. 17a-310. Transferred to Chapter 319bb, Sec. 17b-425.

Secs. 17a-311 and 17a-312. (Formerly Secs. 17-137d and 17-137e). Applications for grants. Amount of grant. Sections 17a-311 and 17a-312 are repealed.

(1967, P.A. 883, S. 2–4; 1969, P.A. 814, S. 14, 15; P.A. 73-144; P.A. 75-134; 75-474, S. 6, 8, 10; P.A. 77-541, S. 1, 2; P.A. 82-327, S. 6; P.A. 90-89, S. 3; P.A. 92-230, S. 3.)

Secs. 17a-313 and 17a-314. Transferred to Chapter 319bb, Secs. 17b-426 and 17b-427.

Secs. 17a-315 and 17a-316. (Formerly Secs. 17-136 and 17-136a). Advisory Council on Aging; appointment of members. Duties of council. Sections 17a-315 and 17a-316 are repealed, effective July 1, 1993.

(1957, P.A. 634, S. 1; 1959, P.A. 364, S. 1; 1969, P.A. 814, S. 8, 9; 1971, P.A. 485, S. 1; P.A. 75-474, S. 1, 2, 10; P.A. 76-94, S. 1, 2; P.A. 77-511, S. 1; P.A. 84-256, S. 10, 11, 17; P.A. 93-262, S. 86, 87.)

Sec. 17a-317. Department on Aging. Duties of the commissioner. Transfer of the Division of Elderly Services of the Department of Social Services. Regulations. (a) Effective January 1, 2013, there shall be established a Department on Aging that shall be under the direction and supervision of the Commissioner on Aging who shall be appointed by the Governor in accordance with the provisions of sections 4-5 to 4-8, inclusive, with the powers and duties prescribed in said sections. The commissioner shall be knowledgeable and experienced with respect to the conditions and needs of elderly persons and shall serve on a full-time basis.

(b) The Commissioner on Aging shall administer all laws under the jurisdiction of the Department on Aging and shall employ the most efficient and practical means for the provision of care and protection of elderly persons. The commissioner shall have the power and duty to do the following: (1) Administer, coordinate and direct the operation of the department; (2) adopt and enforce regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, as necessary to implement the purposes of the department as established by statute; (3) establish rules for the internal operation and administration of the department; (4) establish and develop programs and administer services to achieve the purposes of the department; (5) contract for facilities, services and programs to implement the purposes of the department; (6) act as advocate for necessary additional comprehensive and coordinated programs for elderly persons; (7) assist and advise all appropriate state, federal, local and area planning agencies for elderly persons in the performance of their functions and duties pursuant to federal law and regulation; (8) plan services and programs for elderly persons; (9) coordinate outreach activities by public and private agencies serving elderly persons; and (10) consult and cooperate with area and private planning agencies.

(c) The functions, powers, duties and personnel of the Division of Aging Services of the Department of Social Services, or any subsequent division or portion of a division with similar functions, powers, personnel and duties, shall be transferred to the Department on Aging pursuant to the provisions of sections 4-38d, 4-38e and 4-39.

(d) The Department of Social Services shall administer programs under the jurisdiction of the Department on Aging until the Commissioner on Aging is appointed and administrative staff are hired.

(e) The Governor may, with the approval of the Finance Advisory Committee, transfer funds between the Department of Social Services and the Department on Aging pursuant to subsection (b) of section 4-87 during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013.

(f) Any order or regulation of the Department of Social Services or the Commission on Aging that is in force on January 1, 2013, shall continue in force and effect as an order or regulation until amended, repealed or superseded pursuant to law.

(P.A. 05-280, S. 53; P.A. 06-188, S. 54; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-2, S. 25; Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-5, S. 19; P.A. 10-179, S. 24; P.A. 11-44, S. 145; June 12 Sp. Sess. P.A. 12-1, S. 19.)

History: P.A. 05-280 effective January 1, 2007; P.A. 06-188 changed effective date of section from January 1, 2007, to July 1, 2007, effective May 26, 2006; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-2 amended Subsec. (a) by delaying establishment of Department on Aging until July 1, 2008, and amended Subsec. (d) by replacing “January 1, 2007” with “July 1, 2008”, effective June 26, 2007; Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-5 amended Subsec. (a) to change effective date for establishment of Department on Aging from July 1, 2008, to July 1, 2010, effective October 5, 2009; P.A. 10-179 amended Subsec. (a) by changing date of establishment from July 1, 2010, to July 1, 2011, amended Subsec. (c) by replacing “Elderly” with “Aging” re division, added new Subsec. (d) re temporary administration of programs by Department of Social Services, added Subsec. (e) re Governor’s ability to transfer funds between Department of Social Services and Department on Aging, redesignated existing Subsec. (d) as Subsec. (f) and amended same by changing effective date for orders and regulations from July 1, 2008, to July 1, 2011, effective July 1, 2010; P.A. 11-44 amended Subsec. (a) by replacing July 1, 2011, with July 1, 2013, and making a technical change, amended Subsec. (e) by replacing June 30, 2012, with June 30, 2014, and amended Subsec. (f) by replacing July 1, 2011, with July 1, 2013, effective July 1, 2011; June 12 Sp. Sess. P.A. 12-1 amended Subsec. (a) by substituting January 1, 2013, for July 1, 2013, amended Subsec. (e) by substituting June 30, 2013, for June 30, 2014, and amended Subsec. (f) by substituting January 1, 2013, for July 1, 2013, effective July 1, 2012.

Secs. 17a-318 to 17a-339. Reserved for future use.