97-S 0439
Approved Jul. 1, 1997


It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows

SECTION 1. Section 5-45-12 of the General Laws in Chapter 5-45 entitled "Nursing Home Administrators" is hereby amended to read as follows:

5-45-12. Disciplinary proceedings -- Grounds for discipline. -- The department may suspend or revoke any license issued under this chapter or may reprimand, censure, or otherwise discipline in accordance with the provisions of this section upon decision and after hearing as provided by chapter 35 of title 42, as amended, {ADD upon proof that the licensee engaged in unprofessional conduct which includes, but is not limited to, ADD} {DEL in DEL} any of the following {DEL cases DEL} :

(1) {DEL Upon proof that the licensee is DEL} {ADD Has become ADD} unfit or incompetent by reason of negligence, habits, or other causes;

(2) {DEL Upon proof that the licensee has willfully or repeatedly violated DEL} {ADD Is in violation of ADD} any of the provisions of this chapter or the rules enacted in accordance therewith; or {DEL willfully or repeatedly DEL} acted in a manner inconsistent with the health and safety of the patients of the home in which he or she is the administrator;

(3) {DEL Upon proof that the licensee is guilty of DEL} {ADD Has engaged in ADD} fraud or deceit in the practice of nursing home administration or in his or her admission to such practice;

(4) {DEL Upon proof that the licensee h DEL} {ADD H ADD} as been convicted in a court of competent jurisdiction, either within or without this state, of a felony.

{ADD (5) Failed to conform to minimal standards of acceptable and prevailing practice of nursing home administration. ADD}

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.

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