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Raised Bill No. 132

February Session, 2016


LCO No. 1125



Referred to Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH


Introduced by:





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 Section 17a-282 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2016):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


Statement of Purpose:

To replace outdated reference concerning involuntary admissions.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]