PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
IDAHO RESIDENTIAL CARE ADMINISTRATORS ACT
54-4205. Functions and duties of the board — Fee for license applicants — Rules. (1) It shall be the functions and duties of such board to:
(a) Develop, impose and enforce standards consistent with this chapter which shall be met by individuals in order to receive and retain a license or permit as a residential care facility administrator. Such standards shall be designed to ensure that residential care facility administrators will be individuals who are of good character and are otherwise suitable, and who, by training or experience in the field of institutional administration, are qualified to serve as residential care facility administrators;
(b) Develop and apply appropriate techniques, including examinations and investigations, for determining whether an individual meets such standards;
(c) Issue licenses and permits to individuals determined, after application of such techniques, to meet such standards, and revoke or suspend licenses and permits previously issued by the board in any case where the individual holding any such license or permit is determined to have violated the provisions of this chapter;
(d) Establish and carry out procedures designed to ensure that individuals licensed as residential care facility administrators will, during any period that they serve as such, comply with the requirements of such standards;
(e) Receive, investigate and take appropriate action with respect to any charge or complaint filed with the board charging that any individual licensed as a residential care facility administrator has failed to comply with the requirements of such standards;
(f) Conduct a continuing study and investigation of residential care facility administrators to improve the standards imposed in order to obtain a license or a permit and to improve the procedures and methods for the enforcement of such standards with respect to those who have obtained a license or a permit;
(g) The board shall establish by rule a fee schedule not to exceed two hundred dollars ($200) each for applications for licenses, provisional permits, annual renewal and applications for endorsement of a license issued by the proper authorities in another state.
(2) The board or any committee or member thereof or any hearing officer designated by such board, acting in an official capacity, shall have powers and duties as provided by law. Such board shall not be bound by the strict rules of evidence in the conduct of its proceedings but any determinations made shall be founded upon sufficient legal evidence to sustain them.
(3) The board shall also have the authority to make rules not inconsistent with law as may be necessary for the proper performance of its duties.
(4) The board shall have the authority to adopt a code of ethics for residential care facility administrators in the state which shall be adopted in compliance with chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code.
[54-4205, added 1990, ch. 304, sec. 1, p. 836; am. 2000, ch. 274, sec. 137, p. 872; am. 2003, ch. 201, sec. 8, p. 534; am. 2007, ch. 134, sec. 1, p. 393.]