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Details for Regulation Rules and Regulations for Licensing Agencies Providing Services to Adults with Developmental Disabilities(6490)


Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, Department of

Barry Hall, 14 Harrington Rd., Cranston, RI 02920

Regulation Authority

RIGL 40.1-24-1

Purpose and Reason

These regulations shall repeal and supersede any prior rules, regulations, standards, and certifications relating to the licensure of facilities and programs for adults with developmental disabilities promulgated by the Department of Mental Health, Retardation, and Hospitals, however named. The purpose of the proposed Regulations is to establish prevailing standards for the licensure and certification of agencies and programs that provide services to adults with disabilities in Rhode Island. These regulations are promulgated to ensure that agencies comply with prevailing standards in providing support and assistance to adults with developmental disabilities. They are promulgated in the best interest of the health, safety, and welfare of the public. As a result of the comments received during the public hearing on July 1, 2011 and the written comments collected until July 6, 2011, BHDDH has made technical revisions to the proposed regulations to fix typographical errors and make several clarifications. In addition, Part V Health Care Services, has been revised to reflect the original intent of the drafters to comply with the Nurse Practices Act. Finally, to comply with recently enacted state laws, specifically RIGL 40.1-21-4.3(7) and RIGL 40.1-26-2(9), these regulations now refer to quarterly resource allocations.

Type of Filing



Effective from 08/03/2011 to 08/03/2011

was Superseded by 6521 on 08/03/2011

Repeals 5929


Also superseded by 6516, 6517, 6518, 6519, 6520

Notice and Hearing Dates

Notice Date: 06/01/2011

Hearing Date: 07/01/2011


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