A. Upon written request by the program, the Director shall issue a written decision which may:
(1) Grant a variance or waiver from a regulation if the:
(a) Variance or waiver would not endanger the life or safety of a patient in a program; or
(b) Intent of the regulation to which a variance or waiver is sought meets the alternative proposed by the program; or
(2) Deny the variance or waiver.
B. The Director may grant a variance or waiver that:
(1) Remains in effect for as long as the program continues to comply with the conditions under which the variance or waiver is granted; or
(2) Is time limited.
C. The program is responsible for maintaining a copy of the decision in its certification file.