(a) Any institution as defined by sections 19-576 (b) through 19-576 (f) of the
Connecticut General Statutes may apply to the department of health services to be deemed
licensable without additional inspection or investigation if said institution:

(1) Has been certified as a provider of services by the United States Department of Health
and Human Services within the immediately preceding 12 month period, except that with
respect to institutions defined in subsection 19-576 (b) of the Connecticut General Statutes,
the institution need only be currently so certified;

(2) Has not been denied a license or renewal thereof or has not had a condition of
participation found to be out of compliance at any time during the three years immediately
preceding such application;

(3) Has been inspected and investigated pursuant to ordinary license renewal procedures
at least once in the immediately preceding four years and no less than a total of two times;

(4) Has agreed to allow the department of health services to inspect and review any
reports issued by the reviewing or accrediting agency or by the subject institution related
to the subject institution concerning certification as a provider by the department of health
and human services; and

(5) With respect to institutions as defined in subsections (c), (d), (e) and (f) of section
19-576 of the Connecticut General Statutes, has not experienced a change in the personnel
serving as chief administrative officer or licensed administrator, medical director, or director
of nurses since the date of the immediately preceding department of health and human
services provider survey.

(b) Applications for deemed status shall be on forms provided by the department and
shall contain sufficient documentation to establish the satisfaction of the conditions set forth
in subsection (a) hereof.

(c) In addition to the review of all material submitted in support of an application for
deemed status, the department of health services may take the following actions or consider
the following facts and circumstances in granting or denying said application:

(1) Joint inspections with certifying agencies or direct observation of certification
procedures;

(2) Verification of compliance with Public Health Code standards not included in the
federal conditions of participation;

(3) Review of departmental records or records of any other state department relating to
accidents, incidents, complaints, and periodic reports;

(4) With respect to institutions as defined in subsection (b) of section 19-576 of the
Connecticut General Statutes, whether such institution has experienced a change in its chief
executive officer.

(d) If the applicant fully complies with the conditions set forth in section (a) and
department of health services validation does not provide a basis for denial, the department
shall grant the application for deemed status, and the license renewal for such institution
shall be issued without further inspection or verification.

(e) Nothing contained in these regulations shall be interpreted or applied so as to limit
or interfere with the right and duty of the department of health services to enforce the Public
Health Code as provided by law.

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