BANKS AND BANKING
IDAHO CONTINUING-CARE DISCLOSURE ACT
26-3710. Civil liability. (1) Any person who, as a provider, or on behalf of a provider:
(a) Enters into a contract for continuing care at a facility which has not registered under this chapter;
(b) Enters into a contract for continuing care at a facility without having first delivered a disclosure statement meeting the requirements of this chapter to the person contracting for such continuing care;
(c) Enters into a contract for continuing care at a facility with a person who has relied on a disclosure statement which contains a misstatement of a material fact or which omits a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements made therein, in light of the circumstances under which they are made, not misleading; or
(d) Engages in any fraudulent or deceptive practices in the provision of services to the resident, or prospective resident;
shall be deemed to have violated the terms of this chapter and shall be liable to the person contracting for such continuing care for damages and repayment of all fees paid to the provider, facility or person in violation of the provisions of this chapter, less the reasonable value of care and lodging provided to the resident by or on whose behalf the contract for continuing care was entered into prior to discovery of the violation, misstatement or omission or the time the violation, misstatement or omission should reasonably have been discovered, together with interest thereon at the legal rate for judgments and court costs and reasonable attorney’s fees.
(2) Liability under this section shall exist regardless of whether or not the provider or person liable had actual knowledge of the misstatement or omission.
(3) A person may not file or maintain an action under this section if the person, before filing the action, received an offer, approved by the director, to refund all amounts paid the provider, facility or person in violation of the provisions of this chapter together with interest from the date of payment, less the reasonable value of care and lodging provided prior to the receipt of the offer and the person failed to accept the offer within thirty (30) days of receipt. At the time a provider makes a written offer of rescission, the provider shall file a copy with the director. The rescission offer shall recite the provisions of this section.
(4) An action shall not be maintained to enforce a liability created under this chapter unless brought before the expiration of six (6) years after the execution of the contract for continuing care which gave rise to the violation.
(5) Except as expressly provided in this chapter, civil liability in favor of a private party shall not arise against a person, by implication, from or as a result of the violation of this chapter or a rule or order promulgated or issued under this chapter. This chapter shall not limit a liability which may exist by virtue of any other statute or under common law if this chapter were not in effect.
[26-3710, added 2005, ch. 265, sec. 15, p. 822.]