Current through Vol. 22-05, April 1,
department shall provide and make publicly available a procedure for when a
licensee may be eligible for a waiver from licensure survey. The procedure will
include maintaining a list of approved accrediting bodies for health facilities
(2) On or before
October 1 of each year, the department shall publish a list of health
facilities and agencies to be visited for a state licensure survey in the next
(3) Providers who
maintain accreditation from an approved accrediting agency may request a waiver
from state licensure survey. Eligible licensees may request a waiver on or
before November 1 of each year. A waiver request must be submitted on a form
authorized by the department.
On or before January 1 of the survey year, the department will provide in
writing an approval or denial of the waiver to the licensee.
(5) Denial of a waiver request is not subject
to an appeal and will result in an unannounced onsite state licensure survey
and evaluation during the survey year.
(6) An approved waiver does not prohibit the
department from conducting an onsite state licensure survey and evaluation at
any point in the future to protect the health, safety, and welfare of
individuals receiving care and services in or from a health facility or agency.