Ariz. Admin. Code § R6-6-1513 - Complaints

Current through Register Vol. 27, No. 52, December 24, 2021

A. Any person who has a complaint about an HCBS service provider may register an oral or written complaint with the Division.
B. If the complainant provides his or her name and address at the time the complaint is registered, the Division shall, within 30 days, send the complaining party notice that the complaint was received and of the action to be taken on the complaint.
C. The Division shall investigate complaints about the HCBS service provider within 10 calendar days of the receipt of the complaint. The Division shall notify the service provider that an investigation is in progress and provide an opportunity for the service provider to relate any information known regarding the complaint. If the Division has reasonable cause to believe that imminent danger exists, the Division shall conduct the investigation immediately, report to the appropriate authorities, if applicable, and provide notice to the service provider that an investigation is in progress.
D. The Division shall notify the service provider of the results of an investigation through a summary of the investigative findings conducted pursuant to this rule and any corrective action. The Division may release the summary investigative findings by request to the responsible person or client, unless prohibited by A.R.S. §§ 41-1959 and 36-568.01.
E. Complaints are not considered a formal grievance. A grievance may be filed with the Division pursuant to R6-6-1801 et seq.

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Ariz. Admin. Code § R6-6-1513
Adopted effective February 1, 1996; filed in the Office of the Secretary of State December 26, 1995 (Supp. 95-4).

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