A N A C T
RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY- LICENSING OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Section 23-17-4 of the General Laws in Chapter 23-17 entitled "Licensing of Health Care Facilities" is hereby amended to read as follows:
23-17-4. License required for health care facility operation. -- No person acting severally or jointly with any other person shall establish, conduct, or maintain a health care facility in this state without a license under this chapter
. provided, however, that any person, firm, corporation or other entity which provides volunteer registered and licensed practical nurses to the public shall not be required to have a license as a health care facility.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.