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     34-12-13.   Rules to protect patients' health and safety. The State Department of Health may promulgate rules, pursuant to chapter 1-26, which are necessary to protect the health and safety of patients cared for in licensed health care facilities. The regulations may be in regard to the following areas:
             (1)      Sanitary and safe conditions of the premises;
             (2)      Cleanliness of operation;
             (3)      Fire safety and construction;
             (4)      Physical equipment found necessary and in the public interest;
             (5)      Management and administration;
             (6)      Physician's services;
             (7)      Nursing and related care;
             (8)      Dietetic services;
             (9)      Medication control;
             (10)      Records;
             (11)      Diagnostic services;
             (12)      Hospital complementary services;
             (13)      Long-term care diversionary services;
             (14)      Patient safety and health;
             (15)      Residents' rights in nursing homes and assisted living centers.

Source: SL 1945, ch 108, § 6; SL 1953, ch 123, § 6; SDC Supp 1960, § 27.1206; SL 1980, ch 238, § 22; SL 1986, ch 278, § 8; SL 1991, ch 270, § 1; SL 1991, ch 272, § 2.

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