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Public Health Office of Legal Compliance

Public Health Office of Legal Compliance (OLC) prepares evidence and witnesses for public administrative hearings and settles legal cases involving over 60 different professions licensed and regulated by the Connecticut Department of Public Health.  The legal cases may concern:


  • Emergency Actions when the public’s health is in clear and immediate danger;
  • Violations of statutes and regulations;
  • Standard of care violations;
  • Unlicensed practice;
  • Prelicensure and Reinstatement agreements; and
  • Consent Order settlements.


The OLC is also responsible for:


  • Representing the agency in administrative hearings before  professional healthcare licensing Boards and Commissions;
  • Filing legal motions and briefs regarding healthcare licensure actions;
  • Preparing and presenting evidence to Hearing Officers;
  • Ensuring civil penalties are processed efficiently;
  • Providing information for reporting adverse actions to national databases; and
  • Processing long-term care criminal history and patient abuse background searches pursuant to Section 19a-491c of the General Statutes.
Contact Information

Public Health Office of Legal Compliance
410 Capitol Avenue, MS# 12LEG
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT  06134-7648
General Number:  860-509-7600
Fax Number:        860-509-7650



Linda L. Fazzina, Esq. 
Joelle C. Newton, Esq.


Carmen Miranda       

Long-term Care Background Check Program

Applicant Background Check Management System: 

Telephone Number:            (860) 509-8366

Fax Number:                      (860) 707-1976




Patricia Trella            


Frances Sanchez