§ 17a-450 Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Functions and duties
§ 17a-450a Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Successor to the Department of Mental Health and to the addiction services component of the former Department of Public Health and Addiction Services
§ 17a-450b Affirmative action plan
§ 17a-450c Employment applicants and volunteers required to submit to state criminal background check and check of state child abuse and neglect registries
§ 17a-451 Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Duties. Regulations re fair hearing process. Memorandum of understanding
§ 17a-451a Closure of state-operated programs at Fairfield Hills Hospital and at Norwich Hospital and consolidation of programs at Connecticut Valley Hospital. Private provider services
§ 17a-451b Consolidation of inpatient mental health and substance abuse services at Connecticut Valley Hospital: Exemption from certain approval requirements
§ 17a-451c Relocation of former Norwich Hospital tenants. Exemption from certain project approval requirements
§ 17a-451d Nonlapsing fund for site acquisition, capital development and infrastructure costs to provide services to persons with intellectual disability or psychiatric disabilities
§ 17a-451e Sale, lease or transfer of Fairfield Hills Hospital. Use of moneys
§ 17a-451f Nonlapsing mental health services grants accounts
§ 17a-451g Mental health community investment account
§ 17a-452 Deputy commissioners
§ 17a-453 Administration of Mental Health Act authorized by Congress. Funds
§ 17a-453c “Project Safe” interagency collaboration
§ 17a-453d Transitional behavioral health services available to certain reservists and their dependents
§ 17a-453e Web site to provide mental health care information and assistance
§ 17a-453f Pilot behavioral health support services program
§ 17a-453g Case management and case coordination services for persons with mental illness
§ 17a-453h Mental health first aid training program
§ 17a-453i Mental health toolkit re COVID-19
§ 17a-454 Acceptance of gift or devise by Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services
§ 17a-455 Acceptance of gift or devise on behalf of state-operated facility within the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
§ 17a-455a Lease of private residence for a person receiving services from the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
§ 17a-456 Board of Mental Health and Addiction Services
§ 17a-457 Duties of board
§ 17a-458 Definitions
§ 17a-458a Term “psychiatric disability” substituted for “mental illness”
§ 17a-459 Connecticut Mental Health Center
§ 17a-460 Center advisory board
§ 17a-460a Connecticut Mental Health Center: Definitions
§ 17a-460b Connecticut Mental Health Center: Participation authorized
§ 17a-460c Connecticut Mental Health Center: Provider agreements
§ 17a-460d Connecticut Mental Health Center: Other contracts
§ 17a-460e Connecticut Mental Health Center: Authorized activities
§ 17a-460f Connecticut Mental Health Center: Accounting
§ 17a-461 Charges for care
§ 17a-462 Capitol Region Mental Health Center
§ 17a-463 Fairfield Hills Hospital. Greenwich House property transferred
§ 17a-464 Ribicoff Research Center
§ 17a-465 Traffic regulation on grounds of Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services facilities
§ 17a-465a Traffic restrictions on grounds of facility. Penalty
§ 17a-465b Filing of missing person report concerning person missing from inpatient facility
§ 17a-466 Contract for services for patients or former patients of department institutions
§ 17a-467 Private treatment of patients in Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services facilities. Payment for treatment
§ 17a-468 Contracts with private agencies for halfway house handling of patients
§ 17a-468a Provision of housing subsidies to persons qualifying for supportive housing
§ 17a-468b Residences for adults with acquired brain injuries. Administration of medication
§ 17a-469 Psychiatric clinics and day treatment programs
§ 17a-470 Advisory boards for state hospitals and facilities
§ 17a-471 Duties of advisory boards
§ 17a-471a Connecticut Valley Hospital: Development of policies and standards for resident clients; advisory council
§ 17a-472 Appointment and removal of facility superintendents and directors
§ 17a-473 Duties of superintendents and directors
§ 17a-474 Commitment to state hospital for persons with psychiatric disabilities or to child care facility. Procedures for revoking or modifying commitment
§ 17a-475 Written policy re treatment plans
§ 17a-475a Medical services for women in state-operated facilities
§ 17a-476 Grants to general hospitals, municipalities and nonprofit organizations for mental health services
§ 17a-476a Grantee organization director salaries
§ 17a-478 Mental health regions established
§ 17a-479 Purposes of mental health regions. Receipt of services by persons residing outside region
§ 17a-480 Regional mental health directors
§ 17a-481 Per capita formula for funds of mental health regions
§ 17a-482 Definitions
§ 17a-483 Catchment area council; representatives; duties
§ 17a-484 Regional mental health boards; duties; funds; staff; representation of alcohol and drug programs
§ 17a-484a Grants-in-aid for support services to eligible households
§ 17a-484b Pilot peer engagement specialist program
§ 17a-484c Discharge plan. Regulations
§ 17a-484d Pilot program for alcohol-dependent persons discharged from certain hospitals
§ 17a-484e Community-based behavioral health services grant program
§ 17a-484f Regional behavioral health action organizations
§ 17a-484g Psychedelic-assisted therapy pilot program
§ 17a-485c Permanent supportive housing initiatives. Requests for proposals
§ 17a-485d Availability of optional rehabilitation services or substance abuse services under Medicaid program. Amendments to Medicaid state plan. Report to General Assembly. Certification of providers by Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Regulat
§ 17a-485e State contractual authority re state assistance on bonds issued by the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority for permanent supportive housing initiatives
§ 17a-485f Supported or supervised housing for adults with severe and persistent psychiatric disabilities
§ 17a-485g Pilot program for certain health care professionals. Pilot state police peer-counseling program. Report
§ 17a-485h Certification of intermediate duration acute psychiatric care beds in general hospitals. Policies, procedures and regulations
§ 17a-485i Behavioral health recovery program for individuals with substance use disorders or psychiatric disabilities. Policies, procedures and regulations
§ 17a-485j Mobile crisis response services availability
§ 17a-486 Clinical assessment of certain persons charged with misdemeanor or felony
§ 17a-487 Serious injury or unexpected death of persons served by Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Department of Children and Families
§ 17a-488 Report of suspected abuse. Training program. Penalty for failure to report. Immunity
§ 17a-488a Investigation of report. Findings, recommendations and disclosure of results. Registry. Confidentiality. Right of access to records
§ 17a-495 Definitions
§ 17a-496 Penalty
§ 17a-497 Commitment jurisdiction. Application. Appointment of three-judge court
§ 17a-498 Hearing on commitment application. Notice. Rights of respondent. Examination by physicians. Order of commitment. Election of voluntary status prior to adjudication. Review of confinement
§ 17a-499 Court records. Commitment; uniform forms; service of process
§ 17a-500 Maintenance and confidentiality of records of cases of persons with psychiatric disabilities. Exchange of information concerning commitment or admission status of firearm permit or certificate applicants and holders
§ 17a-501 Hospitals to which person with psychiatric disabilities committed
§ 17a-502 Commitment under emergency certificate. Examination of patient. Explanation of rights. Hearing. Private hospitals’ notification to commissioner. Immediate discharge of patient. Notification of next of kin. Prohibited commitments to
§ 17a-503 Detention by police officer prior to commitment. Issuance of emergency certificates by psychologist, certain clinical social workers, advanced practice registered nurses, professional counselors and marital and family therapists a
§ 17a-504 Penalty for wrongful acts re the commitment or psychiatric disabilities of another person
§ 17a-505 Escort of female patients to hospital
§ 17a-506 Voluntary admissions. Notification of next of kin. Restriction on right to leave. Commitment proceedings. Continuation of confinement. Probable cause hearing
§ 17a-506a Voluntary admissions. Notification of commissioner. Maintenance of identifying information
§ 17a-507 Admission to general hospital having psychiatric facilities
§ 17a-508 Commitment after expiration of specified period
§ 17a-509 Placement of persons with psychiatric disabilities in residential care homes or chronic and convalescent hospitals
§ 17a-510 Release or transfer; procedure
§ 17a-511 Transfer of patients by agreement
§ 17a-512 Definitions
§ 17a-513 Voluntary admission of inmates of correctional institutions in hospital for psychiatric disabilities
§ 17a-514 Emergency confinement in hospital for psychiatric disabilities of inmates of correctional institutions
§ 17a-515 Commitment proceedings for inmates of correctional institutions to hospitals for psychiatric disabilities
§ 17a-516 Discharge from hospital of inmates of correctional institutions
§ 17a-517 Hospitalization of individual with psychiatric disability in Whiting Forensic Hospital. Exception. Limitation of placement of inmate requiring maximum security conditions
§ 17a-518 Transportation expense from community correctional centers to hospital and vice versa
§ 17a-519 Fees, compensation and costs
§ 17a-520 Commitment at expiration of term of imprisonment
§ 17a-521 Temporary leaves from institution. Return or recall of patient. Exception
§ 17a-522 Recommitment of escaped persons
§ 17a-523 Commission to inquire whether person is wrongly confined
§ 17a-524 Writ of habeas corpus
§ 17a-525 Appeal
§ 17a-526 Commitment suspended on bond for confinement
§ 17a-527 Court may direct as to care of mentally ill pending appeal
§ 17a-528 Payment of commitment and transportation expenses
§ 17a-540 Definitions
§ 17a-541 Deprivation of rights of patient prohibited. Exception
§ 17a-542 Humane and dignified treatment required. Formulation of discharge plan
§ 17a-543 Procedures governing medication, treatment, psychosurgery and shock therapy
§ 17a-543a Administration of medication to criminal defendant placed in custody of Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Special limited conservator
§ 17a-544 Placement of patient in seclusion or mechanical restraint. Medication not to be used as substitute for habilitation
§ 17a-545 Physical and psychiatric examinations
§ 17a-546 Communication by mail and telephone
§ 17a-547 Visitors. Restrictions on mail, telephone and visitor privileges, when allowed
§ 17a-548 Patient’s rights re clothing, possessions, money and access to records. List of rights to be posted
§ 17a-549 Denial of employment, housing, licenses, because of history of mental disorder restricted
§ 17a-550 Remedies of aggrieved persons
§ 17a-560 Definitions
§ 17a-560a Whiting Forensic Division of Connecticut Valley Hospital substituted for Whiting Forensic Institute
§ 17a-561 Persons to be treated at Whiting Forensic Hospital
§ 17a-562 Whiting Forensic Hospital under control and supervision of Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
§ 17a-563 Appointment of staff
§ 17a-564 Director to make report to board
§ 17a-565 Replacement of advisory board with oversight board. Functions. Investigative reports. Reporting
§ 17a-566 Certain convicted persons to be examined. Report and recommendation
§ 17a-567 Disposition of defendant after report
§ 17a-568 Other statutes not affected
§ 17a-569 Periodic examinations of patients
§ 17a-570 Review and disposition of case after periodic examination. Report of determination to court. Hearing
§ 17a-571 Notice of director’s action
§ 17a-572 Records to be confidential
§ 17a-573 When director may institute commitment proceedings
§ 17a-574 Cases affecting juveniles unaffected
§ 17a-575 Habeas corpus unaffected
§ 17a-576 Effective date
§ 17a-580 Definitions
§ 17a-581 Psychiatric Security Review Board. Membership. Meetings. Regulations
§ 17a-582 Confinement of acquittee for examination. Court order of commitment to board or discharge
§ 17a-583 Initial hearing by board after commitment
§ 17a-584 Finding and action by board. Recommendation of discharge. Order of conditional release or confinement
§ 17a-585 Periodic review by board
§ 17a-586 Periodic report re mental condition of acquittee
§ 17a-587 Temporary leave. Notification to victim. Application for order of temporary leave. Supervision of acquittee on temporary leave
§ 17a-588 Conditional release
§ 17a-589 Supervision of acquittee on conditional release
§ 17a-590 Examination and treatment of acquittee on conditional release. Status reports to board re treatment
§ 17a-591 Modification of conditional release
§ 17a-592 Board recommendation to discharge acquittee from custody
§ 17a-593 Court order to discharge acquittee from custody
§ 17a-594 Summary modification or termination of conditional release upon violation of terms or change in mental health
§ 17a-595 Testimony of witnesses before board. Subpoena
§ 17a-596 Board hearing procedures
§ 17a-596a Image or recording of acquittee under jurisdiction of the board. Reviewable by counsel in matter before board or Superior Court. Property of Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
§ 17a-597 Appeal of board orders and decisions
§ 17a-598 Court hearing procedures
§ 17a-599 Confinement under conditions of maximum security. Transfer for medical treatment. Risk management review committee. Requests to transfer from maximum security division to lower security division
§ 17a-600 Appointment of overseer and conservator for acquittee. Payment of expenses
§ 17a-601 Notice to victims of court and board hearings
§ 17a-602 Applicability of sections 17a-580 to 17a-601, inclusive
§ 17a-603 Court enforcement of statutes and orders
§ 17a-615 Interstate Compact on Mental Health
§ 17a-616 Compact administrators
§ 17a-617 Supplementary agreements
§ 17a-618 Payment of obligations

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 319i - Persons with Psychiatric Disabilities

  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • 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
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • intellectual disability: means a significant limitation in intellectual functioning existing concurrently with deficits in adaptive behavior that originated during the developmental period before eighteen years of age. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1g
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • jail: means a correctional facility administered by the Commissioner of Correction. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • 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.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • month: means a calendar month, and the word "year" means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • 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.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • succeeding: when used by way of reference to any section or sections, mean the section or sections next preceding, next following or next succeeding, unless some other section is expressly designated in such reference. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.