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      RS 40:2166.5     

  

§2166.5.  Rules and regulations; licensing standards; fees

A.  The department shall promulgate and publish rules, regulations, and licensing standards, in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, to provide for the licensure of adult residential care providers, and to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of persons receiving care from such providers, and to provide for the safe operation of such providers.  The rules, regulations, and licensing standards shall become effective upon approval of the secretary of the department in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act.  Such rules, regulations, and licensing standards shall have the effect of law.

B.  The department shall prescribe, promulgate, and publish rules, regulations, and licensing standards including but not limited to the following:

(1)  Licensure application and renewal application procedures and requirements.

(2)  Operational and personnel requirements.

(3)  Practice standards to assure quality of care.

(4)  Practice standards to assure the health, safety, welfare, and comfort of persons receiving care.

(5)  Survey and complaint investigations.

(6)  Initial and annual renewal of license, including the requirement of a showing of financial viability.

(7)  Provisional licenses.

(8)  Denial, revocation, suspension, and nonrenewal of licenses, and the appeals therefrom.

(9)  Planning, construction, and design of the facility to ensure the health, safety, welfare, and comfort of persons receiving services.

(10)  Other regulations or standards as will ensure proper care and treatment of persons receiving service, including provisions relative to civil monetary penalties, as may be deemed necessary for an effective administration of this Part. Such standards shall include rules that subject adult residential care providers or facilities to civil monetary penalties by class of violation.

(11)  Modules of adult residential care providers with varying levels of services.  The modules for adult residential care providers shall be as follows:

(a)  Level 1 personal care homes.

(b)  Level 2 shelter care homes.

(c)  Level 3 assisted living facilities.

(d)  Level 4 adult residential care providers.

C.  The secretary of the department is further authorized to set and collect fees and fines for the licensure of adult residential care providers as follows:

(1)  Each adult residential care provider shall be assessed a fee not to exceed six hundred dollars, payable to the department, at the time an application is made to the department, and once a year thereafter for renewal of license.  This fee is for application and renewal of a license only.

(2)  Each adult residential care provider shall be assessed an additional application and renewal fee not to exceed five dollars per unit, payable to the department, at the time the application or application for renewal of the license is made.  For purposes of Subsection C of this Section, "unit" means room or station.

(3)  An adult residential care provider shall be assessed a delinquent fee of one hundred dollars for failure to timely renew its license.  This delinquent fee shall be assessed and shall become due and payable to the department at 12:01 a.m. on the first day following the expiration date of the license.

(4)  Effective July 1, 2010, an adult residential care provider which had previously been licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services as an adult residential care home as of June 30, 2010, shall continue to pay the existing fee of two hundred fifty dollars for license renewal.  The license fee shall be due once a year for renewal of license.

(5)  Effective July 1, 2010, an adult residential care provider which had previously been licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services as an adult residential care home as of June 30, 2010, which operates without a valid license or which operates in violation of state law or department regulations shall be fined by the department in accordance with the existing schedule of fines and enforcement procedures promulgated by rules of the department, not to exceed two hundred fifty dollars for each day of such offense.

Acts 2006, No. 433, §1, eff. June 15, 2006; Acts 2009, No. 381, §2, eff. July 1, 2010.



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