97-S 783
Approved Jul. 3, 1997


It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows

SECTION 1. Chapter 23-17 of the General Laws entitled "Licensing of Health Care Facilities" is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:

{ADD 23-17-10.5. Medical director and attending physician file. -- ADD} {ADD Each nursing facility licensed under this chapter shall designate a physician to serve as medical director. The medical director shall be responsible for implementation of resident care policies and for the coordination of medical care in the facility. Each nursing facility shall maintain an active file of all current attending physicians including their phone number and address, an emergency phone number, their current medical license number, and their preferred hospital admitting privileges. ADD}

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.

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