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     50-5-227. Licensing assisted living facilities. (1) The department shall by rule adopt standards for licensing and operation of assisted living facilities to implement the provisions of 50-5-225 and 50-5-226.
     (2) The following licensing categories must be used by the department in adopting rules under subsection (1):
     (a) category A facility serving residents requiring the level of care as provided for in 50-5-226(2);
     (b) category B facility providing skilled nursing care or other skilled services to five or fewer residents who meet the requirements stated in 50-5-226(3); or
     (c) category C facility providing services to residents with cognitive impairments requiring the level of care stated in 50-5-226(4).
     (3) A single facility meeting the applicable requirements for a category A facility may additionally be licensed to provide category B or category C services with the approval of the department.
     (4) The department may by rule establish license fees, inspection fees, and fees for patient screening. Fees must be reasonably related to service costs.

     History: En. Sec. 3, Ch. 597, L. 1983; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 590, L. 1993; amd. Sec. 6, Ch. 366, L. 1995; amd. Sec. 256, Ch. 546, L. 1995; amd. Sec. 5, Ch. 54, L. 2003.

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