Title 23
Health and Safety

Chapter 17.4
Assisted Living Residence Licensing Act

R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-17.4-21.1

§ 23-17.4-21.1. Assisted living administrator certification board.

(a) Within the department there is established an assisted living administrator certification board to be appointed by the director of health with the approval of the governor consisting of seven (7) members as follows: two (2) members of the board are persons with at least five (5) years experience in operating an assisted living residence; one member of the board is an active assisted living administrator who is not an assisted living owner; two (2) members are persons representing assisted living consumers or family members; and two (2) members are representatives of the assisted living industry or are assisted living employees.

(b) Members shall be appointed to three (3) year terms. No member shall serve for more than two (2) terms. The director, with the approval of the governor, shall appoint all vacancies, as they occur for the remainder of a term or until a successor is appointed.

(c) The director may remove, after a hearing and with the approval of the governor, any member of the board for neglect of any duty required by law or for any incompetency, unprofessional or dishonorable conduct. Before beginning a term, a member shall take an oath prescribed by law for state officers, a record of which shall be filed with the secretary of state.

(d) The director shall appoint a chairperson.

(e) Four (4) members of the board shall constitute a quorum.

(f) The board shall serve without compensation.

(g) Meetings of the board shall be called by the director or the director’s designee, or a majority of the board members.

(h) The director shall provide for a staff person of the department to serve as an administrative agent for the board.

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