(a) No medical officer or staff member of a treatment facility or hospital who submits any report or files any petition required or authorized by sections 17a-673 and 17a-680 to 17a-690, inclusive, shall be held to have violated any otherwise confidential relationship.

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 17a-689

  • another: may extend and be applied to communities, companies, corporations, public or private, limited liability companies, societies and associations. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.

(b) Any medical officer or staff member of a treatment facility or hospital acting in compliance with sections 17a-673 and 17a-680 to 17a-690, inclusive, shall be deemed to be acting in the course of his official duty and shall not be criminally or civilly liable therefor.

(c) Any police officer acting in compliance with sections 17a-465, 17a-673 and 17a-680 to 17a-690, inclusive, shall be deemed to be acting in the course of official duty and shall not be criminally or civilly liable therefor.

(d) Any person who is lawfully designated to assist in protective custody and transport under the provisions of section 17a-683 shall be deemed to be acting in the course of official duty and shall not be criminally or civilly liable therefor.

(e) Any person who wilfully and knowingly causes or attempts to cause any person not an alcohol-dependent person or not a drug-dependent person to be committed pursuant to section 17a-684, or section 17a-685, or any person who knowingly makes a false statement of fact or belief in any petition, certificate or report required by sections 17a-673 and 17a-680 to 17a-690, inclusive, or any person who wilfully and knowingly reports falsely to any court, judge, prosecutor or law enforcement officer that any person is an alcohol-dependent person or a drug-dependent person, may be imprisoned not more than one year or fined not more than one thousand dollars or both.

(f) Any person who fraudulently makes application for treatment as a drug-dependent person, or who makes more than one application for such treatment with the intent of obtaining controlled drugs in excess of that provided for a patient in treatment or to conceal or thwart a prior treatment program at another or the same treatment facility, shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.