Maine Revised Statutes

§7851. Assisted housing programs

Assisted housing programs are authorized under this chapter in the following settings and subject to the following standards and licensure requirements. [2001, c. 596, Pt. A, §1 (NEW); 2001, c. 596, Pt. B, §25 (AFF).]

1. Standards.  Assisted housing programs further the independence of the resident and respect the privacy and personal choices of the resident, including the choice to continue to reside at home for so long as the assisted housing program, as it is fundamentally designed, is able to meet the needs of the resident. Assisted housing programs provided to residents must be consumer oriented and meet professional standards of quality.
[ 2001, c. 596, Pt. A, §1 (NEW); 2001, c. 596, Pt. B, §25 (AFF) .]
2. Settings.  Assisted housing programs may be provided in the following settings:
A. Independent housing with services programs, as defined in section 7852, subsection 6; [2001, c. 596, Pt. A, §1 (NEW); 2001, c. 596, Pt. B, §25 (AFF).]
B. Assisted living programs, as defined in section 7852, subsection 4; or [2001, c. 596, Pt. A, §1 (NEW); 2001, c. 596, Pt. B, §25 (AFF).]
C. Residential care facilities, as defined in section 7852, subsection 14. [2001, c. 596, Pt. A, §1 (NEW); 2001, c. 596, Pt. B, §25 (AFF).]
[ 2001, c. 596, Pt. A, §1 (NEW); 2001, c. 596, Pt. B, §25 (AFF) .]
3. Licensure requirements.  Independent housing with services programs are not subject to licensure. Licensure of assisted living programs is governed by section 7801, subsection 1. Licensure of residential care facilities is governed by section 7801, subsections 1 and 3.
[ 2001, c. 596, Pt. A, §1 (NEW); 2001, c. 596, Pt. B, §25 (AFF) .]
4. Prohibited employment.  A licensed assisted housing program may not hire as unlicensed assistive personnel as defined in section 1717, subsection 1, paragraph D an individual who is prohibited from employment as a certified nursing assistant pursuant to section 1812-G, subsection 6 or 7.
[ 2003, c. 634, §6 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2001, c. 596, §A1 (NEW). 2001, c. 596, §B25 (AFF). 2003, c. 634, §6 (AMD).

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