Title 23
Health and Safety

Chapter 17.5
Rights of Nursing Home Patients

R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-17.5-24

§ 23-17.5-24. Resident for more than six months — Right to remain after depletion of funds — Penalty for violations.

Every patient who has been a resident of a nursing home which participates in the Rhode Island medical assistance program and has made payments from private funds for at least six (6) months shall, upon depletion of the private funds, be permitted to remain as a resident of the nursing home at the rate of payment to be paid by and calculated by the department of human services; provided, that the patient meets the eligibility requirements of § 40-8-3 and that the patient meets the criteria for skilled nursing, ICF I or ICF II level of care, and that the facility provides the level of care that the patient requires and has an available bed at that level of care. Every person or corporation violating the provision of this section would be subject to a fine of up to five thousand dollars ($5,000) and/or loss of license.

History of Section.
P.L. 1982, ch. 361, § 1.