- The Department shall be responsible for monitoring and inspecting [assisted living] programs to ensure compliance with the regulatory requirements of this chapter.
- Consistent with an interagency agreement, the Department may delegate certain aspects of its monitoring, inspection, or waiver responsibilities to the Department of Aging or a local health department.
- The Department or its designee may conduct announced or unannounced licensure or complaint investigation visits.
- An assisted living] A program shall be surveyed on-site, at least annually. The Department may extend the time between surveys to up to 15 months if it determines that a licensee has demonstrated satisfactory compliance with this chapter.
The Department or those agencies delegated responsibility under this regulation, may inspect an assisted living program more frequently than annually through follow-up surveys, if it is considered necessary to ensure compliance with this chapter or for the purpose of investigating a complaint