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Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. §20-13d. Complaints required and permitted. Department to be notified of termination or restriction of physician’s privileges. Facilities to be notified of suspension, revocation or restriction of physician’s license. Notice of disciplinary action taken in other state
(a) The state society or any county society or any physician or hospital shall within thirty days, and the board or any individual may, file a petition when such society, physician or hospital or said board or individual has any information which appears to show that a physician is or may be unable to practice medicine with reasonable skill or safety for any of the reasons listed in section 20-13c [*see statute below]. Petitions shall be filed with the department of public health on forms supplied by the department, shall be signed and sworn and shall set forth in detail the matters complained of.
(b) Any health care facility licensed under section 19a-493 which terminates or restricts the staff membership or privileges of any physician shall, not later than fifteen days after the effective date of such action, notify the department of such action.
(c) The department shall notify any health care facility licensed under section 19a-493 if the board suspends, revokes or otherwise restricts the license of any physician. The commissioner shall adopt regulations in accordance with chapter 54 [C.G.S.A. § 4-166 et seq.] to implement a systems of notification in accordance with the provisions if this subsection.
(d) A physician shall report to the department any disciplinary action similar to an action specified in subsection (a) of section 19a-17 taken against him by a duly authorized professional disciplinary agency of any other state, the District of Columbia, a United States possession or territory, or a foreign jurisdiction, within thirty days of such action. Failure to so report may constitute a ground for disciplinary action under section 20-13c*.
*§20-13c. Restriction, suspension or revocation of physician’s right to practice. Grounds
The board is authorized to restrict, suspend or revoke the license or limit the right to practice of a physician or take any other action in accordance with section 19a-17, for any of the following reasons: (1) Physical illness or loss of motor skill, including, but not limited to, deterioration through the aging process; (2) emotional disorder or mental illness; (3) abuse or excessive use of drugs, including alcohol, narcotics or chemicals; (4) illegal, incompetent or negligent conduct in the practice of medicine; (5) possession, use, prescription for use, or distribution of controlled substances or legend drugs, except for therapeutic or other medically proper purposes; (6) misrepresentation or concealment of a material fact in the obtaining or reinstatement of a license to practice medicine; (7) failure to adequately supervise a physician assistant; (8) failure to fulfill any obligation resulting from participation in the National Health Service Corps; (9) failure to maintain professional liability insurance or other indemnity against liability for professional malpractice as provided in subsection (a) of section 20-11b; (10) failure to provide information requested by the department for purposes of completing a health care provider profile, as required by section 20-13j; (11) engaging in any activity for which accreditation is required under section 19a-690 without the appropriate accreditation required by section 19a-690; (12) failure to provide evidence of accreditation required under section 19a-690 as requested by the department pursuant to section 19a-690; (13) failure to comply with the continuing medical education requirements set forth in section 20-10b; or (14) violation of any provision of this chapter or any regulation established hereunder. In each case, the board shall consider whether the physician poses a threat, in the practice of medicine, to the health and safety of any person. If the board finds that the physician poses such a threat, the board shall include such finding in its final decision and act to suspend or revoke the license of said physician.