Title 23
Health and Safety

Chapter 17.4
Assisted Living Residence Licensing Act

R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-17.4-15.6

§ 23-17.4-15.6. Assessments.

(a) Prior to the admission of a resident, or the signing of a residency agreement with a resident, the administrator shall have a comprehensive assessment of the resident’s health, physical, social, functional, activity, and cognitive needs and preferences conducted by a registered nurse. This assessment shall be used to determine if the resident’s needs and preferences can be met by the assisted living residence and the conclusions shall be shared with the resident or the resident’s representative. If a reasonable accommodation can enable a resident to live in an assisted living residence, the nature of that accommodation and a plan for implementation or reason for denial should be included in an assessment.

(b) The assessment shall be reviewed and updated on a periodic basis and each time a resident’s condition changes significantly. In case of an emergency admission, the required assessment shall take place within five (5) working days.

History of Section.
P.L. 2002, ch. 157, § 3; P.L. 2002, ch. 158, § 3.