10.21.04.08

.08 Program Inspection and Investigation by the Department.

A. The Department may make announced and unannounced visits to a group home.

B. If the Department receives information that the safety or welfare of an individual served is in jeopardy, the Department shall promptly:

(1) Conduct and document an investigation; and

(2) Based on the investigation under §B(1) of this regulation, take appropriate action, including:

(a) Outlining the requirements for the group home to correct the problems identified; or

(b) Initiating any of the following:

(i) Emergency suspension, under the provisions of Regulation .09B of this chapter;

(ii) Disciplinary action, including suspension, revocation, probation, or banning new admissions under the provisions of Regulation .09C of this chapter; or

(iii) Receivership, under the provisions of Regulation .11 of this chapter.