(a) The board shall conduct any necessary review, inspection or investigation regarding possible violations of statutes or regulations, disciplinary matters, and the establishment of regulatory policy.
Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 20-280c
- Allegation: something that someone says happened.
- Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
- Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
- Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
- Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
(b) The board shall conduct any necessary investigation and follow-up in connection with complaints regarding persons subject to regulation or licensing by the board.
(c) The board shall receive complaints concerning the work and practices of persons licensed, registered or certified by such board and shall receive complaints concerning unauthorized work and practice by persons not licensed, registered or certified by such board. The board shall screen all complaints and dismiss any in which the allegation, if substantiated, would not constitute a violation of any statute or regulation. The board shall investigate any complaint in which the allegation, if substantiated, would constitute a violation of a statute or regulation under its jurisdiction. The board may dismiss a complaint following an investigation if it determines that such complaint lacks probable cause. The board may authorize a settlement if the settlement is approved by the complainant, the practitioner and the board. The complaint may be brought before the board for a formal hearing if it determines that there is probable cause to believe that the offense alleged in the complaint has been committed and that the practitioner named in the complaint was responsible. Any such hearing shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54.