.32 Inspection by the Department.

A. The Department may:

(1) Inspect any facility offering continuing care;

(2) Examine the records of a provider or person that controls a provider; and

(3) Audit or observe any service rendered under a continuing care agreement.

B. A provider shall cooperate with the Department in all reasonable requests to inspect, examine, audit, or observe the provider, the facility, the services, and the records of the provider.

C. If a continuing care facility or a portion of a facility is subject to licensure by MDH, the Department shall coordinate any inspection of the facility or portion of the facility with MDH to avoid duplication.

D. Failure of the provider to permit reasonable requests for inspection, examination, or audit is a violation of this chapter.