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Substitute Senate Bill No. 30

PUBLIC ACT NO. 96-9

AN ACT CONCERNING SANITARIAN LICENSURE.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 20-358 of the general statutes, as amended by sections 12 and 21 of public act 95-257 and section 21 of public act 95-271, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof: As used in this chapter: (1) "Environmental health" means the study, art and technique of applying scientific knowledge for the improvement of the environment of man for his health and welfare; (2) "Sanitarian" means a person WHO IS trained in environmental health who is qualified to carry out educational and investigational duties in the fields of environmental health such as investigation of air, water, sewage, foodstuffs, housing and refuse by observing, sampling, testing and reporting and WHO IS licensed pursuant to section 20-361 AS AMENDED BY SECTION 2 OF THIS ACT; and (3) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Public Health.

Sec. 2. Section 20-361 of the general statutes, as amended by sections 12 and 21 of public act 95-257 and section 23 of public act 95-271, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

Except as provided in section 20-365 [and subsection (b) of this section,] AS AMENDED BY SECTION 3 OF THIS ACT [4m, [0m no person shall be licensed as a sanitarian who does not prove to the satisfaction of the commissioner that he holds a degree from an accredited college or university following four years of study and has two years of full-time experience, or the equivalent, in the field of environmental health acceptable to the commissioner. An applicant who successfully completes a special training course in environmental health approved by the commissioner may substitute such course for six months of such required experience in the field of environmental health. The applicant shall also be required to pass a written or oral examination in the science of environmental health as determined by the commissioner. AN APPLICANT FOR LICENSURE SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED TO BE LICENSED WHILE COMPLETING THE WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION, PROVIDED, ON AND AFTER JANUARY 1, 1998, SUCH EXPERIENCE SHALL BE COMPLETED UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A SANITARIAN LICENSED PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER OR LICENSED, CERTIFIED OR REGISTERED IN THE JURISDICTION IN WHICH SUCH EXPERIENCE WAS COMPLETED.

Sec. 3. Section 20-365 of the general statutes, as amended by sections 12 and 21 of public act 95-257 and section 26 of public act 95-271, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(a) The commissioner may, upon RECEIPT OF AN application [therefore] and the payment of a fee of forty dollars, issue a license to any person who holds a license or certificate of registration issued to him by proper authority of any state, territory or possession of the United States, provided the requirements for the license, registration or certification of sanitarians under which such license or certificate of registration was issued shall not conflict with the provisions of this chapter and shall be of a standard equal to or higher than that specified in section

20-361 AS AMENDED BY SECTION 2 OF THIS ACT.

(b) Nothing in section 19a-200, subsection (a) of section 19a-206, or sections 19a-207, 19a-242, 20-358 or 20-360 to 20-365, inclusive, AS AMENDED [4m, [0m shall prevent any OF THE FOLLOWING PERSONS FROM ENGAGING IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES: (1) ANY person certified by the Department of Public Health as A food or sewage [inspectors] INSPECTOR in accordance with regulations adopted pursuant to section 19a-36 [4m, [0m AS AMENDED [from engaging in the performance of his duties.] (2) ANY PERSON EMPLOYED BY A LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT PERFORMING THE DUTIES OF A LEAD INSPECTOR WHO COMPLIES WITH TRAINING STANDARDS ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION 20-479, (3) A DIRECTOR OF HEALTH ACTING PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (a) OF SECTION 19a-200 OR SECTION 19a-244, AS AMENDED, (4) ANY EMPLOYEE OF A WATER UTILITY OR FEDERAL OR STATE AGENCY PERFORMING HIS DUTIES IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE STATUTES AND REGULATIONS, (5) ANY PERSON EMPLOYED BY A LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT WORKING UNDER THE DIRECT SUPERVISION OF A LICENSED SANITARIAN, (6) ANY PERSON LICENSED OR CERTIFIED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH IN A SPECIFIC PROGRAM PERFORMING CERTAIN DUTIES THAT ARE INCLUDED WITHIN THE DUTIES OF A SANITARIAN, OR (7) A STUDENT ENROLLED IN AN ACCREDITED ACADEMIC PROGRAM LEADING TO A DEGREE IN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH OR COMPLETING A SPECIAL TRAINING COURSE IN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER, PROVIDED SUCH STUDENT IS CLEARLY IDENTIFIED BY A TITLE WHICH INDICATES HIS STATUS AS A STUDENT.

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved April 29, 1996. Effective April 29, 1996.

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