Adopted Rules Archives

Rules Governing the Reporting of Sentinel Events, 10-144 CMR Chapter 114 Word  PDF 
Concise Summary: The adopted rules replace the outdated 2007 NQF list of serious reportable events with the 2011 updated list published by the National Quality Forum (NQF) (See Appendix A of the rules).
Effective Date: February 1, 2013
  Posted: January 25, 2013
Rules Governing the Medical Use of Marijuana Program, 10-144 CMR Chapter 122 Word format  PDF format 
Concise Summary: The adopted rules implement changes made by the Maine Legislature, including making patient registration voluntary.
Effective Date: 12-31-2012
  Posted: December 21, 2012
Rules Governing Maine Medical Laboratories and Health Screening Permits 10-144 C.M.R. ch256 Word  PDF 
Concise Summary: The purpose of these rules is (1) to develop, establish and enforce minimum standards for the licensing of nonexempt medical laboratories pursuant to the Maine Medical Laboratory Act; (2) to incorporate by reference the federal regulations governing the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988, as amended (CLIA); (3) to align state and federal requirements; and (4) to establish procedures for the issuance of permits for health screening laboratories (HSLs). Medical laboratories provide essential health services by aiding medical practitioners in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. See 22 M.R.S.A. 2012.
Effective Date: May 09, 2012
  Posted: May 9, 2012
Section 71 Certificate of Need for Nursing Facility Level of Care Projects Word  PDF 
Concise Summary: These rules are promulgated pursuant to 22 M.R.S.A. 342, which authorizes the Department to adopt rules, regulations, standards, criteria, plans or procedures that may be necessary to carry out the provisions of Maine's Certificate of Need (CON) Program. These rules apply to projects involving nursing facilities, including but not limited to creation of new nursing facility services, replacement facilities, building modifications, financing, capital expenditures, changes in ownership and control, and creation of new health services by nursing facilities, as will be described more fully below.
Effective Date: April 11, 2012
  Posted: April 11, 2012
Chapter 503 Maine Certificate of Need Procedures Manual Word  PDF 
Concise Summary: This volume of the Maine Certificate of Need Procedures Manual is a comprehensive compilation of the major statutory and regulatory provisions governing the Maine Certificate of Need program. It is intended to assist users by presenting in an organized manner relevant statutory material from the "Maine Certificate of Need Act of 2002.”
Effective Date: April 11, 2012
  Posted: April 11, 2012
Rules Governing the Maine Certification of Healthcare Cooperative Agreements, 10-144 C.M.R. Chapter 500. Word*  PDF* 
Concise Summary: Concise Summary: These rules repeal and replace the “Hospital Cooperation Act Program Manual.” These rules are promulgated pursuant to the Hospital and Health Care Provider Cooperation Act, 22 M.R.S.A. Chapter 405-A to implement the Maine Legislature’s finding that it is necessary to encourage hospitals and other health care providers to cooperate and enter into agreements that facilitate cost containment, improve quality of care and increase citizen access to health care services.
Effective Date: September 1, 2010
  Posted: August 23, 2010
Rules Governing the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program 10-144 CMR Chapter 122 Word*  PDF* 
Concise Summary: In November 2009, voters approved an initiated bill that changed Maine's medical use of marijuana laws. The initiated bill replaces the informal system that protected patients who grew and used marijuana for medical conditions. The Governor signed Public Law 2009, Ch 631 (Emergency Preamble) on April 9, 2010, in which additional changes to the law were enacted by the 124th Legislature.
Effective Date: August 4, 2010
  Posted: July 28, 2010
Rules Governing the Reporting of Sentinel Events, 10-144 C.M.R. Ch 114 Word  PDF 
Concise Summary: Rules Governing the Reporting of Sentinel Events, 10-144 C.M.R. Ch 114
Effective Date: 2010-04-17
  Posted: April 12, 2010
Rules Governing the Maine Registry of Certified Nursing Assistants, 10-144 C.M.R. Ch. 128. Word  PDF 
Concise Summary:
Effective Date: 2009-08-01
  Posted: August 1, 2009
Rules for the Certification of Family Child Care Providers Word  PDF 
Concise Summary: CONCISE SUMMARY. The final adoption of the major substantive portions of Chapter 33 has been reviewed and authorized by the Maine Legislature (Resolve 2009, chapter 8). Pursuant to Public Law 07, Chapters 324 (22 M.R.S.A. 7702-B) and 7802 (2) (B)(6)), and 631 (22 M.R.S.A. 2662); Public Law 05, Chapters 12, Part KK (budget, increase fees); 530 (22 M.R.S.A. 8303-A), and 640 (22 M.R.S.A. 7802 (2), 8301-A (2), 8403 (2)) and 22 M.R.S.A. 7702-A (3), the Family Child Care Providers rules are amended as follows: [A] Adds “operating without a certificate” provisions, see Section 5.1. [B] Adds a limitation on reapplication after denial or revocation of a certificate, Sec. 5.4. [C] The application fee for a provisional or temporary certificate is $80.00, Sec. [D] The term of a full certificate is increased to 2 years. Sec. 3.1.4. [E] A $160 renewal fee will be assessed biennially for a full or a conditional certificate, Sec. [F] At least one unannounced inspection will take place between 6 and 18 months after the issuance of a full certificate, Sec. 4.5. [G] To clearly identify these rules as “certification” rules, the word certification is added to the name of the rules - “Rules for the Certification of Family Child Care Providers,” [H] Adds swimming pool rules, Section 11.5. [I] Deletes requirement to register swimming pools with Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Sec. [J] Definitions required to implement the swimming pool rules were added and for clarity and consistency the definitions of “Designee” and “Home” were deleted. [K] Other changes to the rules include the addition of procedures for obtaining a waiver, Sec. 2.23; increased penalties, Sec. 5.1.2 and 5.6; safety requirements for equipment, Sec. 14.4.6, and an exception to the staff-to-child ratios, Sec. 11.5.9. [L] Providers must notify the department when a swimming or wading pool is installed. Sec. 6.1.7. [M] Providers must obtain written authorization from the parent for the child to participate in a high risk activity, including swimming. Sec. 6.2.4.
Effective Date: 2009-07-01
  Posted: July 1, 2009


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