§ 5-45-2. 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 license as a nursing home administrator. These standards shall be designed to insure that nursing home administrators will be individuals who are of good character and are suitable, and who, by training or experience in the field of institutional administration, shall be qualified to serve as nursing home administrators;
(2) Establish and carry out procedures designed to insure that individuals licensed as nursing home administrators will, during any period that they serve as nursing home 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 licensed as a nursing home administrator has failed to comply with the requirements of those standards;
(4) Conduct a continuing study and investigation of nursing homes and administrators of nursing homes within the state, with a view to improving the standards imposed for the licensing of those administrators, and of procedures and methods for enforcing those standards with respect to licensed nursing home administrators.
(P.L. 1970, ch. 306, § 1.)