corrected. The department shall require the county program to submit a plan to
correct items of noncompliance before recertification or sooner if required by the
department. If the correction of items of noncompliance is dependent on
additional state or federal financial resources, recertification of a county program
shall not be denied solely on that basis.
(5) Certification shall expire after 3 years. Renewal requests shall be submitted to
the department 6 months before the certification expiration date.
(6) Certification is not transferable to another program or agency.
(7) The director of the department shall designate a person who is responsible
for the process of certifying children's programs.
(8) An application for initial or renewal certification shall be on a form
designated by the department. Before an on-site inspection or review is scheduled, all
required information shall be completed and in the possession of the department.
The department shall determine when an application is complete and shall notify the
community mental health board of any additional information required to complete the
(9) By applying for or accepting certification, the community mental health
board authorizes the department to conduct the reviews it deems necessary to
determine compliance with these rules.
(10) The community mental health board shall promptly notify the
department of any changes in the certified program.
(11) Reviews shall include at least both of the following:
(a) Inspections of the program to be certified and its operation.
(b) Inspection of program records, recipient clinical records, and other documents
maintained by the program which may otherwise be privileged or confidential
(12) Certification may be denied, suspended, or revoked for 1 or more of the
(a) Substantial violation by the certified program, its director, or staff of any rule
relating to certification promulgated by the department.
(b) Conduct or practices found to be harmful to the welfare of a minor in the
program or other family members.
(c) Substantial deviation by the program from the plan of operation originally
certified by the department.
(d) Failure of an applicant to cooperate with the department in connection
with a certification review.
(13) When it has been determined that a certified program or an applicant for
a certified program has committed an act or engaged in conduct or practices which
justify the denial, suspension, or revocation of certification, the departmental
certifying person shall notify the community mental health board, by certified mail,
of the department's intent to suspend, deny, or revoke the certification.
(14) The notice required by subrule (13) of this rule shall set forth the particular
reasons for the proposed action and offer a hearing, if so requested by the county
program, before the director of the department or his or her designee. The date of the
hearing shall be not less than 30 days from the date of receipt of the request for a