July 1, 2022: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has listed Fairfield, Hartford, New London, Tolland, and Windham Counties in Low/Green the as part of its COVID-19 Community Levels Map. Only Litchfield, Middlesex and New Haven Counties are listed in the Medium/Yellow category. Residents who live in the Medium /Yellow counties who are at a high risk for severe illness, should talk to their health care provider about whether to wear a mask and take other precautions. These residents should stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines and get tested if they have symptoms. Visit the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels Map for updates.

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

Legal Office / Public Health Hearing Office - Administrative Hearings Calendar


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)