TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-17
Licensing of Health-Care Facilities

SECTION 23-17-12.1


§ 23-17-12.1 Scope of inspections.

(a) Inspections and investigations shall include health, sanitation, nursing care, and dietary and other conditions immediately affecting the patients.

(b) The department shall assign responsibility for verifying compliance with licensing requirements and issuing renewal licenses to an individual or office independent of the inspection process.

(c) The department shall establish written procedures to: (1) track all deficiencies identified during and after the inspection and investigation processes; and (2) clearly define the internal process for appealing deficiency citations.

(d) The department shall establish procedures to verify the implementation of plans of correction and remediation.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1978, ch. 269, § 7; G.L. 1956, § 23-16-12.1; P.L. 1979, ch. 39, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 23-17-12.1; P.L. 2005, ch. 156, § 2; P.L. 2005, ch. 248, § 2; P.L. 2008, ch. 475, § 48.)