Title 23
Health and Safety

Chapter 17
Licensing of Healthcare Facilities

R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-17-38

§ 23-17-38. Establishment of fees.

The director shall establish fees for licensure application, licensure renewal, inspection, and administrative actions under this chapter. Annual inspection fees for hospitals and rehabilitation hospital centers shall be assessed on a per facility basis, as well as an additional fee per bed. Annual licensure fees for for-profit end stage renal dialysis facilities shall be assessed on a per facility basis. Annual licensure fees for home nursing-care providers and home-care providers shall be assessed on a per facility basis; however, no additional license fee shall be charged when a home nursing-care provider or home-care provider changes location during any calendar year for which an annual license fee has already been paid for that home nursing-care provider or home-care provider. All fees required in this section shall be as set forth in § 23-1-54. Annual licensure fees for organized ambulatory care facilities shall also be as set forth in § 23-1-54, provided that not-for-profit entities operating more than one ambulatory care facility shall be subject to a single annual licensure fee for all such licenses; provided, further, that nonprofit charitable community health centers, school based health centers and nonprofit hospice programs with a current home nursing care provider license shall be exempt from the fee. All annual licensure fees not otherwise designated shall be established in regulation and shall be collected and deposited as general revenues of the state.

History of Section.
P.L. 1993, ch. 138, art. 32, § 2; P.L. 1994, ch. 70, art. 19, § 2; P.L. 1994, ch. 330, § 1; P.L. 1994, ch. 386, § 1; P.L. 1995, ch. 370, art. 40, § 63; P.L. 1996, ch. 310, § 2; P.L. 2001, ch. 168, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 224, § 1; P.L. 2002, ch. 65, art. 13, § 21; P.L. 2002, ch. 398, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 73, art. 39, § 30; P.L. 2012, ch. 241, art. 9, § 40.