Harm Reduction Centers (216-RICR-40-10-25)


216-RICR-40-10-25 PROPOSED RULE

Title 216 Department of Health
Chapter 40 Professional Licensing and Facility Regulation
Subchapter 10 Facilities Regulation
Part 25 Harm Reduction Centers (216-RICR-40-10-25)
Type of Filing Adoption
Regulation Status Proposed
Filing Notice Date 12/02/2021
Filing Hearing Date(s) 12/14/2021
Public Comment Dates 12/02/2021 to 01/04/2022

Regulation Authority :

R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-12.10-1
R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-12.10-5

Purpose and Reason :

The Rhode Island Department of Health is proposing a new regulation to permit the operation of Harm Reduction Centers. The proposed regulation includes rules and regulations on how Harm Reduction Centers are to be licensed, organized and managed, confidentiality, reporting, including client deaths and overdoses, management of services, including infection control and handling of emergencies, environmental management, physical plant and equipment required at the center, and variances and plans of correction in the event of deficiencies. 

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