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House Bill No. 7091

Public Act No. 17-178

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

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (d) of section 19a-12e of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(d) A health care professional who has been the subject of an arrest arising out of an allegation of the possession, use, prescription for use or distribution of a controlled substance or legend drug or alcohol [or diagnosed with a mental illness or behavioral or emotional disorder] shall, not less than thirty days after such arrest, [or diagnosis,] notify the Department of Public Health. The health care professional shall be deemed to satisfy this obligation if the health care professional seeks intervention with the assistance program.

Approved July 10, 2017