A. Certificate Required. An individual or other legal entity shall obtain a certificate from the Department before representing that it is a part of the Program or a Department-approved congregate housing services provider. The requirements of this chapter shall be met in order for a provider to obtain a certificate.
B. Application. In order to obtain a certificate, an individual or legal entity that wants to be certified as a provider shall apply to the Department for a certificate on a form provided by the Department.
C. Separate Certificate Required. A separate certificate is required for each facility.
D. Term of Certificate. A certificate is valid for the period specified on the certificate.
E. Owner of Certificate. If a certificate is issued, it shall be:
(1) For a specific facility; and
(2) In the name of the individual or legal entity that made the application.
F. Posting of Certificate. A provider shall post its certificate conspicuously in a public area of the facility at all times.
G. Certificate Contents.
(1) A certificate shall state:
(a) The name and address of the provider;
(b) The name and address of the facility; and
(c) The expiration date of the certificate.
(2) For each facility, a certificate shall identify whether the provider is certified as a Standard Congregate Housing Services Plan or an Individualized Congregate Housing Services Plan. A provider may not be certified as both for a single facility.