50-5-1205. Survey compliance and department enforcement -- rulemaking authority. (1) The department is granted rulemaking authority for the purposes of implementing this part.
(2) When determining compliance with state and federal standards for the use of a safety device, the department is bound by the statements and determinations contained in the attending physician's order regarding medical symptoms. A written order from the attending physician that contains statements and determinations regarding medical symptoms is sufficient evidence of the medical necessity of the safety device.
(3) A long-term care facility may not be subject to fines, civil penalties, or other state or federal survey enforcement remedies solely as the result of allowing the use of a safety device as authorized in this part.
(4) This section does not preclude the department from taking action to protect the safety and health of the resident if there is clear and convincing evidence that:
(a) the use of the safety device has jeopardized the health and safety of the resident; and
(b) the long-term care facility has failed to take reasonable measures to protect the health and safety of the resident.