§48-26-403. Legislative rules.

     (a) The board shall propose rules for legislative approval in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code to effectuate the provisions of this article.

     (b) The rules shall include, at a minimum:

     (1) Operating procedures of the board;

     (2) Minimum standards, including, but not limited to, governance, administration, safety, referral process, intake, services, financial accountability, staffing, personnel policies, communication, program participant records, service plans, confidentiality, program evaluation, facility requirements, reports, restrictions, and other requirements in this article, for licensure of:

     (A) Domestic violence programs, including requirements for both shelter and outreach components;

     (B) Community-based, local government and Division of Corrections batterer intervention and prevention programs; and

     (C) Monitored parenting and exchange programs; and

     (3) A licensure checklist to determine the ability of applicants and licensees to meet licensure standards, to determine eligibility for a full license, provisional license, conditional license or no license.

     (c) The rules in effect as of the effective date of the reenactment of this section will remain in effect until modified, amended or repealed provided that they are not inconsistent with this article.