(A) An inpatient psychiatric service provider may submit a dated, written request to the department for a waiver or variance. The written request must clearly state the licensure rule of the waiver/variance request, the rationale and need for the requested waiver or variance, and the consequence of not receiving approval of the request.
(B) Upon receipt of a written request for a waiver or variance that provides a clear and valid statement of need, the department in its discretion may grant a waiver or variance for a period of time determined by the department but that shall not exceed the expiration date of the current license.
(C) The department shall acknowledge and respond to the waiver/variance request within thirty days of receipt by the department.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 11/29/2016 and 02/17/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5119.33
Rule Amplifies: 5119.33
Prior Effective Dates: 10-12-1978, 1-1-1991, 1-1-2000, 7/1/2011