§27-9-1. License from director of health; regulations.
No hospital, center or institution, or part of any hospital, center or institution, to provide inpatient, outpatient or other service designed to contribute to the care and treatment of the mentally ill or intellectually disabled, or prevention of such disorders, may be established, maintained or operated by any political subdivision or by any person, persons, association or corporation unless a license therefor is first obtained from the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Resources. The application for such license shall be accompanied by a plan of the premises to be occupied, and such other data and facts as the secretary may require. The secretary may make such terms and regulations in regard to the conduct of any licensed hospital, center or institution, or part of any licensed hospital, center or institution, as he or she thinks proper and necessary. The secretary, or any person authorized by the secretary has authority to investigate and inspect any licensed hospital, center or institution, or part of any licensed hospital, center or institution, and the secretary may revoke the license of any hospital, center or institution, or part of any hospital, center or institution, for good cause after reasonable notice to the superintendent or other person in charge of the hospital, center or institution.