Licensing of Nursing Facilities (216-RICR-40-10-1)


216-RICR-40-10-1 ACTIVE RULE

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1.1Authority

1.2Incorporated Materials

1.3Definitions

1.4Certificate of Need Requirements

1.5General Requirements for Licensure

1.6Application for License or for Changes in Owner, Operator, or Lessee

1.7Issuance and Renewal of License

1.8Capacity and Classifications

1.9Change of Ownership, Operation and/or Location

1.10Inspections

1.11Denial, Suspension, Revocation of License or Curtailment of Activities & Sanctions

1.12Sanctions

1.13Organization and Management

1.14Personnel

1.15Reporting of Resident Abuse or Neglect, Accidents & Death

1.16Resident Care Services

1.17Special Care Units

1.18Environmental and Maintenance Services

1.19Physical Plant

1.20Confidentiality – Variance and Appeal Procedure

1.21Exception and Severability

1.22Licensing Procedures, Definitions, and Conditions for Resident-Directed Homes


Title 216 Department of Health
Chapter 40 Professional Licensing and Facility Regulation
Subchapter 10 Facilities Regulation
Part 1 Licensing of Nursing Facilities (216-RICR-40-10-1)
Type of Filing Amendment
Regulation Status Active
Effective 07/03/2022

Regulation Authority:

R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-17-10
R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-17.5-32
R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-17.5-33

Purpose and Reason:

The Rhode Island Department of Health is proposing amendments to the regulation, Licensing of Nursing Homes in order to incorporate new references, add definitions for declaration of disaster emergency, direct care nursing staff, direct caregiver, essential caregiver, hours of direct nursing care, occupational therapist, physical therapist, physical therapist assistant, speech language pathologist, and vaccinated. The regulation also provides procedures for COVID-19 testing for residents and personnel; provides procedures for essential caregivers during a declared emergency; creates minimum staffing levels in accordance with statute; and requires implementation of an Alzheimer’s disease plan.