Report Title:

Adult Residential Care Homes; Unannounced Inspections

 

Description:

Prohibits the department of health from announcing to an adult residential care home operator that the home will be inspected.

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

821

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2001

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

relating to adult residential care homes.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

SECTION 1. Chapter 321, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"321-    Adult residential care homes; unannounced inspections. Any other law to the contrary notwithstanding, the department is authorized to conduct on-site inspections of adult residential care homes subject to this chapter on at least an annual basis. Under no circumstances shall these inspections be announced or made known to the adult residential care home operator prior to the inspection."

SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

INTRODUCED BY:

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