Report Title:

Adult Residential Care Homes; Unannounced Inspection

 

Description:

Allows unannounced inspections of adult residential care homes and expanded adult residential care homes by department of health. Requires director of health to adopt rules.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

846

TWENTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2003

 

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 home; unannounced inspection; rules. (a) Pursuant to the licensing of adult residential care homes under section 321-15.6 and expanded adult residential care homes under section 321-15.62, the department of health may conduct unannounced inspections of either adult residential care homes or expanded adult residential care homes.

(b) The director shall adopt rules in accordance with chapter 91 to carry out the purposes of this section, including rules governing:

(1) The timing and frequency of unannounced inspections;

(2) Sanctions, including suspension or revocation of a license, or both, in response to non-compliance with licensing requirements;

(3) Remedial action necessary to bring a care home into compliance; and

(4) Administrative penalties or fines."

SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.

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

INTRODUCED BY:

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