Conn. Agencies Regs. § 17-83k-4a - Sanction procedures for non-convicted vendors

If the Department has reason to believe that a vendor has committed a violation, which violation has not resulted in a criminal conviction, the Commissioner may impose one or more of the administrative sanctions outlined in Sec. 17-83k-5 of these Regulations, in accordance with the following procedures:

(a) Written notice. Before imposing a sanction, the Commissioner shall send by certified mail, return receipt requested, written notice to the vendor, which notice shall include:
(1) A statement of the alleged violation or violations,
(2) Notice of the right to a hearing,
(3) A statement that proof of said violations may result in the imposition of sanctions,
(4) A copy of this regulation.
(b) Hearing procedure
(1) The vendor shall send to the Office of Program Integrity, by certified mail, an answer to the allegations contained in the notice of violation. An answer must contain, but is not limited to, an admission or denial of each allegation and a clear and concise statement of all the facts on which the vendor relies.
(2) If the vendor fails to file an answer to the notice of violation within fifteen (15) days of receipt of the notice, the vendor shall be deemed to have waived his right to an adjudicatory hearing and the proposed sanction will be imposed, effective twenty (20) days after receipt of the notice of violation.
(3) The Department shall schedule an adjudicatory hearing as soon as practicable, which hearing shall be held in accordance with the provisions of the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act.

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Conn. Agencies Regs. § 17-83k-4a
Effective October 29, 1985

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