(1) In lieu of an inspection approval by the State Fire Marshal or the approved authority of a governmental subdivision having jurisdiction in an area exempted by the State Fire Marshal, under ORS 479.215 for institutions licensed under ORS 412.001 to 412.161, 418.005 to 418.025, 418.205 to 418.315, 418.625 to 418.685, 418.647, 441.015 to 441.087, 441.525 to 441.595, 441.815, 441.820, 441.990 and 442.400 to 442.463 or licensed by the Department of Human Services in accordance with ORS 443.400 to 443.455, the State Fire Marshal or the approved authority may issue a temporary permit which meets the requirements of ORS 479.215 for licensing of such institutions. The temporary permit may be issued only when it appears that:
(a) The facilities for protection from fire in an institution are adequate so that the institution can operate without jeopardizing the health or safety of its residents or patients; and
(b) The institution can comply with all applicable laws and rules relating to safety from fire within a period of two years from the date of issuance of the temporary permit.
(2) In issuing the temporary permit, the State Fire Marshal or approved authority of the governmental subdivision having jurisdiction in an exempt area may require that during the two-year period in which the temporary permit is in effect:
(a) Plans for compliance with all applicable laws and rules relating to safety from fire be submitted with the application for a temporary permit;
(b) Periodic reports be submitted on the progress of the plans for compliance; and
(c) Special temporary provisions specified by the State Fire Marshal or the approved authority be maintained for the protection from fire of the residents or patients of the institution.
(3) If at any time, the State Fire Marshal or the approved authority determines that the facilities for protection from fire at the institution are no longer adequate to protect the residents or patients or that the requirements imposed under subsection (2) of this section are not being maintained, the State Fire Marshal or the approved authority shall cancel the temporary permit and shall notify the Department of Human Services of such cancellation.
(4) Extensions and renewals may be granted on the temporary permit. [1963 c.202 §5; 1965 c.602 §22; 1973 c.832 §12; 1977 c.717 §21]Section: Previous 479.170 479.180 479.190 479.195 479.200 479.210 479.215 479.217 479.220 479.250 479.255 479.257 479.258 479.260 479.265 Next
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