§ 601.12. Issuance of license.
(a) The Department will issue a regular license to operate a home health care agency after a survey conducted by the Department indicates that the applicant is in substantial compliance with this subpart. The survey may include an onsite inspection.
(b) A regular license issued by the Department shall expire 1 year from the date of issue.
(c) A provisional license may be issued when there are numerous deficiencies or a serious specific deficiency, which has a substantial impact on governance and management or services, which indicates that the home health care agency is not in compliance with applicable statutes, ordinances or this title, and the Department finds that:
(1) The applicant is taking appropriate steps to correct the deficiencies in accordance with a timetable submitted by the applicant and agreed upon by the Department.
(2) There is no pattern of deficiencies over a period of 2 or more years.
(3) There is no danger to the health or safety of the patients of the home health care agency.
(d) The Department may issue a provisional license for a specific period of not more than 6 months. A provisional license may be renewed three times.
(e) The current license shall be posted in a conspicuous place in the home health care agency.
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