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File No. 123

    February Session, 2016

Senate Bill No. 132

Senate, March 22, 2016

The Committee on Public Health reported through SEN. GERRATANA of the 6th Dist., Chairperson of the Committee on the part of the Senate, that the bill ought to pass.

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES' RECOMMENDATION ON INVOLUNTARY FACILITY ADMISSIONS.

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

Section 1. Section 17a-282 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2016):

No person admitted to a facility for persons with intellectual disability under the provisions of section 17a-281, shall be detained in such facility for more than seven days after such person has given notice in writing, or, if such person is a minor or [adult incompetent] an adult for whom a guardian or an involuntary conservator has been appointed, after such notice has been given on his or her behalf by his or her parent, guardian, conservator or person having custody, to the Commissioner of Developmental Services, of his or her intention or desire to leave such facility. If the commissioner is of the opinion that such person is in need of further treatment or observation, the commissioner may make and file, in the probate court for the district within which such person resides, application for the involuntary placement of such person to such facility and the probate court shall proceed thereon in the same manner as is provided in section 17a-274.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2016

17a-282

PH

Joint Favorable

 

The following Fiscal Impact Statement and Bill Analysis are prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for purposes of information, summarization and explanation and do not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill updates terminology and has no fiscal impact to the state or municipalities.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

OLR Bill Analysis

SB 132

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES' RECOMMENDATION ON INVOLUNTARY FACILITY ADMISSIONS.

SUMMARY:

This bill makes a technical change by updating terminology in a statute on placement in a facility for persons with intellectual disability. It replaces the outdated term “adult incompetent” with “an adult for whom a guardian or involuntary conservator has been appointed.”

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2016

COMMITTEE ACTION

Public Health Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

26

Nay

0

(03/07/2016)

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