In concurrence with the regulatory process of the Department of Health Services (DHS), we are sending this bulletin to alert you of the requirement that a timely application must be received by the Department of Health Services – Office of Special Licensure for the renewal of all site licenses.
According to the Department of Health Services (DHS), and in compliance with ARS 41-1092.11, an application is required for all inspections prior to licensure or renewal.
In reviewing the license, you will see an excerpted portion of ARS 41-1092.11, regarding the license renewal:
Pursuant to ARS 41-1092.11 (A) upon submittal of a timely and sufficient application, this license will remain in effect until Reissued or Revoked.
It has been brought to the Division of Developmental Disabilities’ (DDD/Division) attention that some providers are experiencing delays with the DHS inspections; however, a timely application will prevent gaps in the licensure period. For the purpose of this bulletin, “timely” is defined as at least 30 days prior to license expiration. More details, including the application, are available on our DHS Group Home Timeframe page. It is critical that the application be received by DHS timely. The application can be mailed, faxed or sent electronically.
As you are probably aware, the DDD Quality Assurance Unit has been contacting agencies regarding group homes whose licenses are coming due for renewal in the near future. It is DDD’s protocol to check licenses at every review. We will continue with this courteous, proactive approach to alerting agencies in advance in order to assist providers in timely submittals.
Vendors should have systems in place to monitor the expiration dates of licenses, and submit applications within the timeframes indicated above. In addition, homes should be prepared for the inspection to prevent delays, as all corrections must be verified prior to the issuing of a license.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Quality Assurance Program Monitoring Unit for clarification or the Department of Health Services, Office of Special Licensure.
Quality Assurance, Monitoring
3443 North Central Avenue, 6th Floor
Site Code 004F
Phoenix, AZ 85012
(602) 771-8122 Phone
(602) 771-9016 Fax
Arizona Department of Health Services Bureau of Special Licensing Group Homes for the Developmentally Disabled
[FACILITY INSPECTIONS ONLY, NOT RESIDENT CARE]
150 North 18th Avenue, Suite 410
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-364-2079 Fax: 602-364-4769
E-mail: [email protected] (for inspection requests only after QVA, not for licensure process)