CHAPTER 528

DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
AND PUBLIC PROTECTION

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Sec. 29-1f. *(See end of section for amended version and effective date.) Clearinghouse to assist in location of missing persons other than children.


Sec. 29-1f. *(See end of section for amended version and effective date.) Clearinghouse to assist in location of missing persons other than children. (a) The clearinghouse established under section 29-1e shall collect, process, maintain and disseminate information to assist in the location of any missing person who (1) is eighteen years of age or older and has a mental impairment, or (2) is sixty-five years of age or older, provided a missing person report prepared by the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection has been filed by such missing person’s relative, guardian, conservator or attorney-in-fact appointed by the missing person in accordance with chapter 7, any health care representative appointed by the missing person in accordance with section 19a-576 or a nursing home administrator, as defined in section 19a-511, or, pursuant to section 17a-465b, by an employee of the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services who is certified under the provisions of sections 7-294a to 7-294e, inclusive. Such relative, guardian, conservator, attorney-in-fact, health care representative, nursing home administrator or employee shall attest under penalty of perjury that the missing person (A) is eighteen years of age or older and has a mental impairment, or (B) is sixty-five years of age or older. No other proof shall be required in order to verify that the missing person meets the criteria to be eligible for assistance under this subsection. Such relative, guardian, conservator, attorney-in-fact, health care representative, nursing home administrator or employee who files a missing person report shall immediately notify the clearinghouse or law enforcement agency if the missing person’s location has been determined.

(b) Subject to available resources, the clearinghouse established by section 29-1e may collect, process, maintain and disseminate information to assist in the location of missing persons other than children and those persons who are eligible for assistance under subsection (a) of this section.

(P.A. 85-441, S. 2, 4; P.A. 09-109, S. 2; P.A. 11-51, S. 134; P.A. 12-48, S. 1.)

*Note: On and after July 1, 2016, this section, as amended by section 56 of public act 15-240, is to read as follows:

“Sec. 29-1f. Clearinghouse to assist in location of missing persons other than children. (a) The clearinghouse established under section 29-1e shall collect, process, maintain and disseminate information to assist in the location of any missing person who (1) is eighteen years of age or older and has a mental impairment, or (2) is sixty-five years of age or older, provided a missing person report prepared by the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection has been filed by such missing person’s relative, guardian, conservator or agent appointed by the missing person in accordance with sections 1-350 to 1-353b, inclusive, any health care representative appointed by the missing person in accordance with section 19a-576 or a nursing home administrator, as defined in section 19a-511, or, pursuant to section 17a-465b, by an employee of the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services who is certified under the provisions of sections 7-294a to 7-294e, inclusive. Such relative, guardian, conservator, agent, health care representative, nursing home administrator or employee shall attest under penalty of perjury that the missing person (A) is eighteen years of age or older and has a mental impairment, or (B) is sixty-five years of age or older. No other proof shall be required in order to verify that the missing person meets the criteria to be eligible for assistance under this subsection. Such relative, guardian, conservator, agent, health care representative, nursing home administrator or employee who files a missing person report shall immediately notify the clearinghouse or law enforcement agency if the missing person’s location has been determined.

(b) Subject to available resources, the clearinghouse established by section 29-1e may collect, process, maintain and disseminate information to assist in the location of missing persons other than children and those persons who are eligible for assistance under subsection (a) of this section.”

(P.A. 85-441, S. 2, 4; P.A. 09-109, S. 2; P.A. 11-51, S. 134; P.A. 12-48, S. 1; P.A. 15-240, S. 56.)

History: P.A. 09-109 added Subsec. (a) re use of clearinghouse to assist in location of missing persons 65 years of age or older and missing persons 18 years of age or older with mental impairment, designated existing provisions as Subsec. (b) and added provision therein re persons eligible for assistance under Subsec. (a), effective July 1, 2009; pursuant to P.A. 11-51, “Department of Public Safety” was changed editorially by the Revisors to “Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection” in Subsec. (a), effective July 1, 2011; P.A. 12-48 amended Subsec. (a) to authorize filing of missing person report pursuant to Sec. 17a-465b by certified employee of Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and make attestation and notification requirements applicable to such employee; P.A. 15-240 amended Subsec. (a)(2) by substituting “agent” for “attorney-in-fact” and by substituting “sections 1-350 to 1-353b, inclusive” for “chapter 7”, effective July 1, 2016.