PA 16-6—sSB 161
Public Health Committee
AN ACT CONCERNING NOTIFICATION OF PENALTIES FOR ABUSE AND NEGLECT OF NURSING HOME RESIDENTS
SUMMARY: This act requires the Department of Public Health commissioner to include, on the written application for a change in nursing home ownership, a statement notifying the potential nursing home licensee or owner that he or she may be held civilly or criminally liable for abuse or neglect of a resident by a nursing home employee. Specifically, it requires him to include the following statement on the first page of the application:
“NOTICE: The State of Connecticut values the quality of care provided to all nursing home residents. Please know that any nursing home licensee, owner or officer, including, but not limited to, a director, trustee, limited partner, managing partner, general partner or any person having at least a ten percent ownership interest in the nursing home or the entity that owns the nursing home, and any administrator, assistant administrator, medical director, director of nursing or assistant director of nursing may be subject to civil and criminal liability, as well as administrative sanctions under applicable federal and state law, for the abuse or neglect of a resident of the nursing home perpetrated by an employee of the nursing home. ”
The act specifies that the statement does not expand or otherwise affect any existing legal liability of the people mentioned in the statement.
The act also makes technical changes.
EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2016
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