Title 23
Health and Safety

Chapter 17.4
Assisted Living Residence Licensing Act

R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-17.4-21.2

§ 23-17.4-21.2. Functions of the department of health.

It is the function of the department of health to:

(1) Develop, impose, and enforce standards which must be met by individuals in order to receive a certificate as an assisted living administrator. These standards are designed to insure that assisted living administrators will be individuals who are of good character and are suitable, and who, by training or experience in the field of institutional administration, are qualified to serve as assisted living administrators;

(2) Establish and carry out procedures designed to insure that individuals certified as assisted living administrators will, during any period that they serve as assisted living administrators, comply with the requirements of those standards;

(3) Receive, investigate, and take appropriate action with respect to any charge or complaint filed with the department to the effect that any individual certified as an assisted living administrator has failed to comply with the requirements of those standards;

(4) Conduct a continuing study and investigation of assisted living administrators within the state, with a view to improving the standards imposed for the certification of those administrators, and of procedures and methods for enforcing those standards with respect to certified assisted living administrators.

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