53-20-305. Local control of community homes -- departmental licensing, administration, operation, health and safety standards. (1) Community homes for persons with developmental disabilities may be under local control, and the nonprofit corporations or associations operating community homes are authorized to establish homes and programs they believe in the best interest of their homes.
(2) (a) A community home for persons with developmental disabilities must be licensed annually by the department of public health and human services.
(b) One temporary license may be issued for no longer than 60 days if there are unavoidable delays in the certification process.
(3) The department of public health and human services for the purpose of licensing shall adopt standards and rules concerning the administration, operation, health, and safety of community homes for persons with developmental disabilities.