Scope of Practice Determinations for Health Professions

Scope of Practice for Health Professions 

Scope of Practice describes the procedures, actions and processes that a healthcare practitioner is permitted to undertake in keeping with the terms of their professional license.

          For Nursing Scope of Practice and Nursing school questions, please call: (860) 509-7555

  For all other Scope of Practice questions, please call: (860) 509-7552


New Scope of Practice Determinations for Health Professions

Any person, acting on behalf of a health care profession, can seek to establish a new scope of practice or change a profession's scope of practice by submitting a written scope of practice request to the Department of Public Health (DPH). 

Connecticut General Statutes 19a-16d - 19a-16f , establishes a process for the submission and review of requests from health care professions seeking to revise or establish a scope of practice prior to consideration by the General Assembly. Under the provisions of these sections of the Connecticut General Statutes, the scope of practice review committees may review and evaluate these requests and provide findings to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public health. The Department of Public Health (DPH) is responsible for receiving requests and for establishing and providing support to the review committees, within available appropriations.


Click below for instructions on how to submit written scope of practice requests and due dates.



Instructions for Critical Dates for Scope of Practice Determinations for Health Professions for the 2019 Legislative Session  



Written documents and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:


Meghan Bennett
Healthcare Quality Safety Branch
Practitioner Licensing and Investigations Section
Department of Public Health
410 Capitol Avenue, MS#12APP
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134
Phone: (860) 509-7590


  "Click Here"  Past Scope of Practice Requests and Reports