§ 21-28.2-20. Approval of rehabilitation facilities and service.
(a) No narcotic addict certified to the care and custody of the department shall be assigned or transferred to or retained by any person, association, or corporation operating a facility for the care, treatment, or rehabilitation of narcotic addicts, or providing organized services for the treatment, care, or rehabilitation of narcotic addicts, unless the facility or services have been approved by the department pursuant to this section. That approval shall be granted pursuant to rules and regulations of the department which rules and regulations shall prescribe standards of good moral character, financial responsibility, adequacy of buildings and equipment, quality of care, qualifications of personnel, and form of records to be maintained, and shall provide for periodic review of the approval.
(b) An application for the approval of the department pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall be filed with the director together with any other forms and information that shall be prescribed by, or acceptable to, the department.
(c) If the department proposes to disapprove the application, it shall afford the applicant an opportunity to request a public hearing. If requested, a public hearing shall be held and may be conducted by the director or the director's duly appointed designee.
(P.L. 1970, ch. 163, § 1.)