37-48-113. Rules -- program criteria -- application evaluations. (1) The board shall adopt rules establishing specific minimum criteria to ensure the health and safety of program participants and other rules necessary to implement this part. Those criteria may incorporate by reference appropriate standards established by other governmental entities, including:
(a) building codes for those structures used as a residence for program participants;
(b) health and sanitation requirements; and
(c) other standards adopted by the board by rule.
(2) The board shall evaluate each application for a license to determine whether the proposed plan of operation:
(a) meets the specific minimum criteria set by rule;
(b) reasonably provides for the safety and well-being of program participants; and
(c) is consistent with the goals and objectives stated in the plan of operation.
(3) The board shall adopt rules by October 1, 2008, to begin licensing the programs, and the programs have 30 days from the effective date to apply for a license once the rules are effective.
History: En. Sec. 4, Ch. 178, L. 2007.