10.63.06.07

.07 License Modification.

A. A program may not change its program sites by adding, closing, or moving locations without prior approval from the Departmentís designated approval unit.

B. To request a change in its program sites by adding, closing, or moving locations, a licensed program shall submit to the Departmentís designated approval unit:

(1) An application modification on the form required by the Department;

(2) Evidence that the program has notified the appropriate accreditation organization of the proposed program modification, if the program has an accreditation-based license;

(3) Evidence that the program has notified the appropriate CSA, LAA, or LBHA of the proposed program modification;

(4) Evidence that the program has notified the program participants of any proposed change in program site; and

(5) Copies of all applicable permits required by local jurisdictions, including fire, safety, and health, for each proposed site, if the program will provide services at a site whose primary function is the delivery of behavioral health services.

C. To request a change in its service array, a licensed program shall submit to the Departmentís designated approval unit:

(1) If applicable, evidence that the program has received accreditation for the proposed additional program type; and

(2) Evidence that the program has notified the appropriate CSA, LAA, or LBHA of the proposed program modification.

D. Before being approved for any modification described in this regulation, the following programs shall pass an inspection of the sites by the Department or its designee:

(1) Programs with a non-accreditation-based license; and

(2) Residential sites described in COMAR 10.63.04.

E. If the Departmentís designated approval unit approves the application modification submitted under §B or C of this regulation, the existing program license shall extend to the additional program and additional site, as applicable.