The department shall adopt rules for licensure of services and facilities regarding adequacy of services, qualifications of professional staff, and facility conditions. The department shall require for licensure satisfaction of basic quality standards set under chapter 2, part 3, of this title and may require higher standards. The rules shall include consideration of the adequacy of environment, life safety, treatment or habilitation services, educational and training requirements of the staff, and other considerations that the department deems necessary to determine the adequacy of the provision of mental health and developmental disabilities services. The department may adopt rules for the administration of the licensure program.
Acts 1978, ch. 853, § 4; T.C.A., § 33-1804; Acts 1985, ch. 437, § 5; 1993, ch. 234, § 24; T.C.A., § 33-2-504; Acts 2000, ch. 947, § 1.