OLR Bill Analysis

SB 168

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES' RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING GROUP HOME LICENSING VISITS.

SUMMARY

This bill requires the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) commissioner to establish a minimum number of unannounced licensure-related visits for community living arrangements (i.e., group homes), and eliminates the requirement that at least half of a broader range of DDS facility visits be unannounced.

The current requirement applies to DDS quality service reviews, licensing inspections, and other facility visits to community living arrangements and community companion homes.

As with the current requirement, the bill requires the commissioner to adopt regulations setting the minimum number.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2018

COMMITTEE ACTION

Public Health Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

25

Nay

0

(03/09/2018)