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     50-60-705. Authority of department -- rulemaking. (1) The department may consult with engineering authorities and organizations concerned with safety codes, rules, and regulations governing the design, construction, alteration, operation, maintenance, repair, inspection, installation, and testing of elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators, and other equipment subject to the provisions of this part.
     (2) (a) The department shall adopt rules relating to the design, construction, alteration, operation, maintenance, repair, inspection, installation, and testing of elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators, and other equipment subject to the provisions of this part.
     (b) The department may adopt by reference national standards for equipment subject to the provisions of this part, including national safety codes for elevators and escalators, safety standards for platform lifts and stairway chairlifts, safety codes for existing elevators and escalators, and standards for automated people movers.
     (3) The department may modify or grant exceptions to any provision of this part or any rule or standard adopted pursuant to this part if to do so would not jeopardize the public safety or welfare.

     History: En. Sec. 16, Ch. 303, L. 2005; amd. Sec. 49, Ch. 44, L. 2007.

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