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CT DPH Issues Order Modifying Administrative Procedures and Deadlines

May 29, 2020

As a result of concerns relating to delays and unavailability caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, on May 27, 2020, Acting Commissioner Deidre Gifford of the Connecticut Department of Public Health (“DPH”) issued an emergency order modifying certain administrative procedures and deadlines. A summary of these changes is set forth below.

  1. Unless otherwise indicated, all open meetings and proceedings will be conducted remotely by conference call, videoconference, or other similar technology.
     
  2. Notices of hearing will be delivered by email only and such notice will be considered effective and sufficient if it is sent to the party’s last known email address of record on file with DPH.
     
  3. “The following statutory and/or regulatory deadlines in connection with administrative hearings, determinations and proceedings under the jurisdiction of the [DPH] or any board or commission listed in Conn. Gen. Stat. sec. 19a-14(b) are hereby extended for ninety (90) calendar days:
  • Statutory and/or regulatory deadlines setting forth the date(s) by which an administrative hearing or other proceeding shall be scheduled and held by the [DPH] or any board or commission listed in Conn. Gen. Stat. sec. 19a-14(b);
     
  • Statutory and/or regulatory deadlines setting the time(s) in which the [DPH], or any board or commission listed in Conn. Gen. Stat. sec. 19a-14(b), shall issue a written decision or administrative determination;
     
  • Statutory and/or regulatory deadlines setting forth the time(s) by which the [DPH], or any board or commission listed in Conn. Gen. Stat. se 19a-14(b), shall respond to a request for reconsideration or agency review of an agency decision or determination; and
     
  • Statutory and/or regulatory deadlines for the issuance of any notices by the [DPH], or any board or commission listed in Conn. Gen. Stat. sec. 19a-14(b), in connection with administrative hearings, determinations, or other proceedings.”
  1. If not specifically listed above, all other statutory and/or regulatory requirements relating to time limitations or deadlines for the DPH, or any board or commission listed in Conn. Gen. Stat. sec. 19a-14(b), with respect to administrative hearings, determinations, and proceedings, will be extended for a period not to exceed 90 days.

If you have any questions regarding these changes, please do not hesitate to contact any member of the Health Law Practice Group at Shipman & Goodwin LLP.

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