Maine Revised Statutes

§2145. Standards

Standards shall be developed as follows. [1983, c. 570, (NEW).]

1. Standards for licensing of all home health care entities.  The commissioner shall develop, no later than one year of the date of enactment of this chapter, standards for the licensing of all home health care entities.
[ 1983, c. 570, (NEW) .]
2. Variation in standards.  Licensing standards may vary according to the varying means and methods of providing home health care services, but shall be consistent with the purpose and intent of this chapter.
[ 1983, c. 570, (NEW) .]
3. Areas to be addressed.  Home health care licensing standards shall address the following areas:
A. General requirements; [1983, c. 570, (NEW).]
B. Qualifications for professional personnel; [1983, c. 570, (NEW).]
C. Qualifications for paraprofessional personnel; [1983, c. 570, (NEW).]
D. Treatment and services and their coordination; [1983, c. 570, (NEW).]
E. Supervision of professional and nonprofessional personnel; [1983, c. 570, (NEW).]
F. Organizational structure, including lines of authority; [1983, c. 570, (NEW).]
G. Clinic records; [1983, c. 570, (NEW).]
H. Business records; and [1983, c. 570, (NEW).]
I. Other aspects of home health care services that may be necessary to protect the public. [1983, c. 570, (NEW).]
[ 1983, c. 570, (NEW) .]
4. Review of standards.  All standards shall be subject to review by the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over health and institutional services.
[ 1983, c. 570, (NEW) .]
1983, c. 570, (NEW).