PA 17-10—SB 842

Public Health Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS TAKEN AGAINST A LICENSED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL

SUMMARY: This act allows the Department of Public Health (DPH) and its licensing boards and commissions to issue a restricted license or permit that limits a practitioner's practice (e.g., prohibiting the prescribing of certain controlled substances), without having to place the person on probationary status.

Existing law already allows DPH and its boards and commissions to limit a practitioner's practice if the person is placed on probationary status. Under the act, as under existing law, DPH or the board or commission may restrict a license or permit on a finding of good cause, based on conduct that occurred before or after the person was issued the license or permit.

The act also makes conforming changes.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2017