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Congregate Care Medical and Nursing Oversight

The DCF Nurse Consultant in Central Office promotes continuous quality improvement of healthcare through oversight and support to congregate care facilities in accordance with the DCF practice guide (21-5PG) Health Care Standards and Practice for Children and Youth in Care. This is accomplished through: 


New Nurse Orientation

All new nurses to a DCF Licensed Child Caring facility must go through orientation with the Health and Wellness Nurse Consultant.  Please clink on the link below to notify DCF that you are a new nurse are in need of an orientation.  The Nurse Consultant will follow-up with a date to provide orientation.


Click here to request New Nurse Orientation


Required Forms:

DCF-2270  Congregate Care Quarterly Nursing Report

DCF-2271 Congregate Care Discharge Summary

DCF-2272 Monthly Medication Administration Program Supervision and Review

DCF-2277 Medication Incident Report


Health Advocates Website

Medication Administration Program Website

DCF Congregate Care Website



Contact Information:


Anna Cherian, RN, MSN, Nurse Consultant

DCF Central Office

505 Hudson Street, Hartford, CT. 06106


Email: ANNA.CHERIAN@ct.gov