.34 Removal of Records and Accounts.

A. A provider may not remove from the State records or assets of the provider related to the operation of the facility or the provision of services under continuing care agreements without the written consent of the Department.

B. A provider may request from the Department approval to remove records or assets from the State by submitting the verification that the Department requires to establish that removal of records or assets will:

(1) Facilitate the operations of the provider and make the operations more economical; and

(2) Not diminish the service or protection given to the provider's subscribers.

C. The Department may not consent to the removal until the Secretary determines that the removal of records and assets meets the conditions of §B of this regulation.