An Act To Classify Recovery Residences as One-family Dwellings for the Purposes of the Fire Code
Sec. 1. 25 MRSA §2452, sub-§4 is enacted to read:
For purposes of this section, "recovery residence" means a shared living residence for persons recovering from substance use disorder that provides peer support in an environment free from alcohol and illegal substances and assists residents in connecting with support services or resources in the community that are available to persons recovering from substance use disorder.
This bill requires a recovery residence located in a house to be considered a one-family dwelling under rules concerning safety to life from fire if the recovery residence has no more than 6 occupants and contains a fire extinguisher and smoke detector in each room.
This bill also defines "recovery residence" as an alcohol-free and illegal substance-free shared living residence for persons recovering from substance use disorder that provides peer support and connects residents to support services and community resources.