The Public Health Hearing Office (PHHO) presides over hearings and renders decisions concerning:Gavel, Scales, Law Books

  • Individual healthcare providers who do not have licensing boards
  • Appeals of orders issued by local health directors
                  Local Health Appeal and Hearing Process (pdf)
  • Orders concerning the Women, Infants and Children’s (WIC) Program
  • Need for new or expanded service hearings concerning emergency medical service providers
  • Disciplinary actions against health care facility licensees (e.g., long term care facilities)
  • Voluntary and involuntary transfers of water companies/Appeals of orders issued to water companies
  • Cases concerning involuntary discharges from long-term care facilities

The PHHO is also responsible for:

  • providing support to fourteen professional licensing Boards and Commissions,
  • reporting adverse actions to national databases,
  • maintaining indices of decisions, and
  • responds to ethics questions and ensures compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)

A complete index of Department and Board decisions, except for the current year, are available at the Connecticut State Library, 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut.  Decisions for the current year are available by appointment at the Public Health Hearing Office.