H.P. 40 - L.D. 45
Sec. S-1. 22 MRSA §7924, sub-§1, as amended by PL 2005, c. 397, Pt. A, §24, is further amended to read:
1. Alleged violations reported and investigated.
Any person who believes that any of those rules governing the licensure of long-term care facilities or the operation of assisted living programs and services authorized pursuant to section 7853 adopted by the department pertaining to residents' rights and conduct of resident care has been violated may report the alleged violation to the protection and advocacy agency designated pursuant to Title 5, section 19501; the long-term care ombudsman pursuant to section 5106, subsection 11-C and section 5107-A; the Office of Advocacy pursuant to Title 34-A 34-B, section 1203 5005; and any other agency or person whom the commissioner may designate.
Sec. S-2. 34-A MRSA §1203, as amended by PL 2003, c. 205, §9 and c. 689, Pt. B, §6, is repealed.
Sec. S-3. 34-A MRSA §1402, sub-§5, as amended by PL 2001, c. 659, Pt. I, §1, is further amended to read:
5. Grievance procedures.
The commissioner shall establish procedures for hearing grievances of clients as described in section 1203. The commissioner shall establish a separate grievance process for addressing complaints by prisoners about their medical and mental health treatment.