Licensing of Hospitals (216-RICR-40-10-4)


Title 216 Department of Health
Chapter 40 Professional Licensing and Facility Regulation
Subchapter 10 Facilities Regulation
Part 4 Licensing of Hospitals (216-RICR-40-10-4)
Type of Filing Amendment
Regulation Status Active
Effective 01/12/2021 to 05/12/2021

Regulation Authority :

R.I. Gen. Laws §§ 23-17-10 and 23-17.14-31

Purpose and Reason :

To ensure patients with disabilities are not denied support persons when hospital visitation is restricted to due the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brief statement of Reason for Finding Imminent Peril :

The purpose of this emergency regulation is to prevent overly broad interpretation of RIDOH guidance by Rhode Island’s hospitals to restrict access to support persons by patients with disabilities. Such interpretation would cause imminent peril to Rhode Island’s hospitalized patients with disabilities for whom support persons are essential to care.