[Section effective July 1, 2019.] (a) The department of health shall conduct unannounced visits and inspections, including inspections for relicensing or recertification, for the following state-licensed or state-certified care facilities on an annual basis and at such intervals as determined by the department to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of each resident:
(1) Adult day health centers;
(2) Adult day care centers;
(3) Community care foster family homes;
(4) Developmental disabilities domiciliary homes;
(5) Adult foster homes;
(6) Long-term care facilities, including but not limited to:
(A) Adult residential care homes;
(B) Expanded adult residential care homes;
(C) Assisted living facilities;
(D) Intermediate care facilities;
(E) Nursing facilities; and
(F) Skilled nursing facilities; and
(7) Special treatment facilities.
(b) Unannounced visits may be conducted during or outside regular business hours. All inspections relating to follow-up visits, visits to confirm correction of deficiencies, or visits to investigate complaints or suspicion of abuse or neglect shall be conducted unannounced during or outside regular business hours. Annual inspections for relicensing or recertification may be conducted during regular business hours or at intervals determined by the department. Annual inspections for relicensing or recertification shall be conducted without notice.
(c) The department shall adopt rules pursuant to chapter 91 to effectuate the purposes of this section. [L 2016, c 184, §2]