Bill Status of HB4445 94th General Assembly
Short Description: DHS-LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
Rep. Milton Patterson
| 1/9/2007||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and Dependency Act. Requires the Department to publish notice of an application for licensure under the Act in a publication of general circulation in the county where the applicant seeks to provide services. Provides that the notice shall describe the applicant's services, solicit public comments, and provide notice of a public hearing on the application. Requires the Department to provide a public hearing to determine the impact of the applicant's operation on the local community and the operation's compliance with health, safety, and zoning requirements. Sets forth that after notice and hearing the Department shall issue a license if it finds that the applicant meets the requirements established by regulation for the particular license, provided that, the Secretary may deny any application based upon a finding that an operation is not in the best interests of the local community.