HEALTH AND SAFETY
HOME HEALTH AGENCIES
39-2404. Application — Issuance — Renewal — Denial. (1) An application for a license shall be made to the department upon forms provided by it and shall contain such information as it reasonably requires, which may include affirmative evidence of ability to comply with such reasonable standards, rules and regulations as are lawfully adopted by the board of health and welfare.
(2) Upon receipt of an application for license, the department shall issue a license if the applicant meets the requirements established under this chapter. A license, unless suspended or revoked, shall be renewable each and every year upon filing by the licensee, and approval by the department, of an annual report upon such uniform dates and containing such information in such form as the board prescribes by regulation. Each license shall be issued only for the premises and persons or governmental units named in the application and shall not be transferable or assignable except with the written approval of the department. Licenses shall be posted in a conspicuous place on the licensed premises.
(3) The department may deny any application or revoke any license when persuaded by evidence that such conditions exist as to endanger the health or safety of any patient, or which will violate the patients’ bill of rights, or the home health agency does not meet requirements for licensure to the extent that it hinders its ability to provide quality services that comply with rules and regulations for home health agencies, or the home health agency has a history of repeat deficiencies. Before denial or revocation is final, the department shall provide opportunity for a hearing at which time the owner or sponsor of an agency may appear and show cause why the license should not be denied or revoked. The board shall provide by rule and regulation a procedure whereby a waiver of a specific rule, regulation or standard may be granted in the event that good cause is shown for such a waiver and providing that said waiver does not endanger the health, safety or rights of any patient. The decision to grant a waiver shall not be considered as precedent or be given any force or effect in any other proceeding. Said waiver may be renewed annually if sufficient written justification is presented to the department. Hearings for licensure, including denial and revocation, shall be conducted by the department pursuant to chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code, and appeal shall be as provided therein.
[39-2404, added 1992, ch. 56, sec. 2, p. 164.]