(1)While all agencies are required to maintain continuous compliance with the Division’s rules, these requirements do not prohibit the use of alternative concepts, methods, procedures, techniques, equipment, facilities, personnel qualifications or the conducting of pilot projects or research. Requests for exceptions to the rules must:
(a)Be submitted to the Division in writing;
(b)Identify the specific rule for which an exception is requested;
(c)Indicate the special circumstances relied upon to justify the exception;
(d)Identify what alternatives were considered, if any, and why alternatives (including compliance) were not selected;
(e)Demonstrate that the proposed exception is desirable to maintain or improve the health and safety of the clients, and will not jeopardize client health and safety; and
(f)Identify the proposed duration of the exception.
(2)Upon finding that an agency has satisfied the condition of this rule, the Division may grant an exception.
(3)An agency may implement an exception only after receipt of written approval from the Division.
Rule 333-536-0095 — Waivers,