Substitute Senate Bill No. 1316
         Substitute Senate Bill No. 1316

               PUBLIC ACT NO. 97-73


AN  ACT  CONCERNING  PAYMENT  OF ROOM AND BOARD BY
CONSERVATORS.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    (NEW)  (a)  Any conservator of the estate of a
person who is a recipient of the state  supplement
program   to   the  Supplemental  Security  Income
Program and a resident of a licensed home for  the
aged, as defined in section 19a-490 of the general
statutes, where such conservator is payee of state
supplement  benefits  on  behalf  of  such person,
shall, not later  than  ten  business  days  after
receipt  of  any  such benefit, forward payment to
the operator of the home for the aged for the cost
of room and board of such person.
    (b)   If  any  such  conservator  neglects  to
forward payment to the operator of the home within
ten business days as required under subsection (a)
of this section for two  consecutive  months,  the
operator  of  the  home  may petition the court of
probate having jurisdiction  for  removal  of  the
conservator.  The  court  may,  after notice and a
hearing, remove such conservator.

Approved May 27, 1997