.03 License Required.

A. A person, partnership, corporation, association, or other entity may not conduct or operate an agency in this State without first obtaining a license from the Secretary and complying with the regulations of this chapter.

B. An agency that provides only household or family support services as defined in Regulation .02B(14) of this chapter does not require licensure.

C. Separate License Required.

(1) Except as provided in §C(2) of this regulation, a separate license is required for each agency.

(2) A branch office may operate under the same license of the agency.

D. Posting of a License. The licensee shall display the agency’s current license in a conspicuous place, at or near the entrance of the agency’s office.

E. This chapter does not preclude an agency from operating with independent contractors.