§ 23-17.11-4. Powers and duties of director.
(a) The director shall promulgate any rules and regulations pertaining to nursing facilities that he or she shall determine are necessary and proper to carry out the purposes of this chapter and shall establish a process for notification of quality of care concerns, survey results and enforcement actions to residents and their families, residents' legal representative and health care providers, the long-term care ombudsman, and the public.
(b) The director shall have proper standing and is authorized to bring suit in the superior court to enforce the provisions of this chapter. The attorney general or his or her designee shall represent the director in the proceeding, including any ancillary proceeding and any appeals resulting from the proceeding.
(c) The facility shall be responsible for all costs associated with this chapter in an amount to be determined by the director or the attorney general, subject to the approval of the superior court.
(d) For the purposes of this chapter, any nursing facility licensed under chapter 17 of this title shall provide on demand to the director of the department of health, the director of the department of human services and the attorney general any and all documents referring or relating to the financial management of the facility, including, but not limited to; liens; Medicaid cost reports; accounts receivable; accounts payable; monthly unaudited financial statements; audited, reviewed or compiled financial statements as prepared in the ordinary course of business; contracts with related parties; tax returns related to indebtedness; payroll and staffing; state taxes and federal taxes.
(P.L. 1988, ch. 528, § 1; P.L. 2005, ch. 159, § 2; P.L. 2005, ch. 226, § 2.)