Licensing of Freestanding Emergency Care Facilities (216-RICR-40-10-9)


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Title 216 Rhode Island Department of Health
Chapter 40 Professional Licensing and Facility Regulation
Subchapter 10 Facilities Regulation
Part 9 Licensing of Freestanding Emergency Care Facilities (216-RICR-40-10-9)
Type of Filing Amendment
Regulation Status Inactive
Effective 09/26/2017 to 09/26/2017

Regulation Authority:

Sections 23-17-10 and 23-17.26-3 of the Rhode Island General Laws.

Purpose and Reason:

In accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, Section 42-35-3 (a) (1) of the RIGL, the following is a concise statement of proposed non-technical amendments to RICR-216-40-10-9 (Licensing of Freestanding Emergency Care Facilities). The regulation supersedes ERLID 7003 (Effective Date: December 10, 2012). The purpose of this rule filing is to adopt amendments to incorporate substance use disorder discharge planning requirements. There are no substantive differences between the proposed rule filed on July 21, 2017 and this final rule. No comments were received during the public comment period and no comment were made at the public hearing. In the development of the amendments to the rule, consideration was given to: 1) alternative approaches; 2) overlap or duplication with other statutory and regulatory provisions; and 3) significant economic impact on small business. No alternative approach, duplication, or overlap was identified based on available information. The Rhode Island Department of Health has determined that the benefits of this rule justify its costs.