10.07.16.08

.08 Inspections.

A. A facility shall be open to inspection by the Department at all times for the purpose of quality oversight and investigation of complaints or incidents.

B. The facility’s administrative and medical records shall be available for review and for copying by the Department.

C. New Facilities.

(1) A facility that is issued a provisional license shall be subject to inspections by the Department every 6 months and at any other time to determine compliance with:

(a) This chapter; and

(b) The Standards for Behavioral Health Care.

(2) If the facility has not attained accreditation by the Joint Commission within 1 year after beginning operations or has had its application for accreditation rejected, the facility shall:

(a) Cease operations; and

(b) Be subject to inspection to insure that all residents are receiving care and treatment in accordance with their needs as a safe discharge is arranged.

D. A facility shall be open to inspection by the Department to follow up on the findings identified in the accreditation report of the Joint Commission.