PA 17-178—HB 7091

Public Health Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES' RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING REVISIONS TO THE PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR REGULATED PROFESSIONALS

SUMMARY: This act eliminates the requirement that a health care professional notify the Department of Public Health if he or she is diagnosed with a mental illness or behavioral or emotional disorder.

Under prior law, the professional had to provide this notice within 30 days of the diagnosis. He or she could satisfy the obligation by seeking intervention with the assistance program for health professionals (currently, the Health Assistance InterVention Education Network (HAVEN)).

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2017