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Article 13.

Temporary Management of Long‑Term CareFacilities.

§ 131E‑230.  Legislative findings.

The General Assembly finds that:

(1)        A substantial number of citizens of this State now reside,or in the future may reside, in long‑term care facilities within thisState;

(2)        Improper operation of long‑term care facilities maytend to create a substantial risk of serious physical injury to residents;

(3)        The closure of a long‑term care facility can haveadverse effects on the residents thereof, especially if the closure andtransfer of residents is done hastily;

(4)        The general health and welfare of the people of this State,particularly those persons residing in long‑term care facilities withinthis State, would be enhanced by development of a procedure for the courtappointment of a temporary manager to assure the proper operation of a long‑termcare facility in certain instances until a manager chosen by the facility isprepared to properly operate the facility, or until the residents can be safelytransferred to a proper alternative setting; and

(5)        The use of a temporary manager is intended as a temporarymeasure and the ongoing or long‑term operation of a nursing facility by atemporary manager is neither beneficial nor appropriate. (1993, c. 390, s. 1.)