May 13, 2022: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed six Connecticut Counties in the High/Orange category as part of its COVID-19 Community Levels Map. Only Fairfield and New London Counties are listed in the Medium/Yellow category. Residents in these counties should wear a mask indoors in public; stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and get tested if they have symptoms. Additional precautions may be needed for residents who are at high risk for severe illness. Visit the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels Map for updates.

Please be aware that, as a public agency, your complaint and other information that you provide may be disclosable under state Freedom of Information laws.

The Practitioner Investigations Unit of the Department of Public Health is instituting policies of social distancing to make our workplace as safe as possible. Staff who can perform their duties from home are working remotely.  Voicemails will be checked periodically, and staff will get back to you as soon as possible.

 The Practitioner Investigations Unit may be reached at:

Connecticut Department of Public Health
410 Capitol Ave., MS# 12HSR
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
Phone: (860) 509-7552
Fax: (860) 707-1916 or (860) 509-7535
Email: dph.pliscomplaints@ct.gov

Individual Health Care Practitioners

If your complaint is in regard to care provided by an individual health care practitioner (i.e. doctor, nurse, chiropractor, etc.) you may select this link to access a printable complaint form.  Please complete the form and mail it to the address indicated. 

For a list of frequently asked questions about complaints and investigations please select this link.  If you are a licensee who has been named in a complaint, a respondent guide about the licensure investigation and disciplinary process can be found here. 

Mandatory Reporting of Impaired Health Care Practitioners  

Effective October 1, 2015, hospitals and certain healthcare providers are required by law to report information when another healthcare provider is, or may be, unable to practice his or her profession with reasonable skill or safety. More information on the mandatory reporting of impaired practitioners can be found here.   For practitioners or hospitals wishing to fulfill this mandate by filing a petition with the Connecticut Department of Public Health, a printable form with instructions is available here.

To file a complaint regarding clinical care and services at a Licensed Connecticut Healthcare Facility, please click this link.