An Act To Increase the Availability of Foster Homes
Sec. 1. 22 MRSA §8103, sub-§1-A, as enacted by PL 2003, c. 411, §1, is amended to read:
Sec. 2. 22 MRSA §8103, sub-§2, as amended by PL 2003, c. 411, §1, is repealed.
Sec. 3. 22 MRSA §8103, sub-§2-A is enacted to read:
This bill eliminates the requirement that the State Fire Marshal inspect a family foster home and certify that it meets all elements of the fire safety code before the Department of Health and Human Services may issue a license to operate as a family foster home. The bill moves the inspection responsibility to the Department of Health and Human Services, which is directed to adopt rules governing the method of inspection.