Oregon Department of Human Services, Aging and People with Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities

Rule Rule 411-360-0270
Denial, Revocation or Non-renewal of License


(1)

The Department denies, revokes, or refuses to renew a license where it finds:

(a)

There has been imminent danger to the health or safety of individuals or substantial failure to comply with these rules;

(b)

There is substantial non-compliance with local codes and ordinances, or any other state or federal law or rule applicable to the health and safety of individuals in an AFH-DD;

(c)

The Department has conducted a background check and determined the applicant or licensee is not approved in accordance with OAR 411-360-0110 (Qualifications for AFH-DD Providers, Resident Managers, and Caregivers);

(d)

The applicant or licensee is listed on the Office of Inspector General’s or the U.S. General Services Administration’s (System for Award Management) Exclusion Lists;

(e)

The licensee allows a caregiver, or any other subject individual as defined in OAR 411-360-0020 (Definitions and Acronyms), excluding individuals who are receiving care and services in the AFH-DD, to operate, work, train in, or reside in the AFH-DD that:

(A)

Have been convicted of any of the disqualifying crimes listed in OAR 407-007-0275 (Convictions Under ORS 443.004 Resulting in Ineligibility for Aging and People with Disabilities Program and Developmental Disabilities Program SIs);

(B)

Are not approved by the Department as the result of a background check; or

(C)

Refused to cooperate with the Department for a background check in accordance with OAR 407-007-0200 (Purpose and Scope) to 407-007-0370 (Variances);

(f)

The applicant or licensee falsely represents that he or she has not been convicted of a crime;

(g)

The licensee fails to implement a plan of correction or comply with a final order of the Department imposing an administrative sanction;

(h)

When a background check is required on or after July 28, 2009, a subject individual as defined in OAR 411-360-0020 (Definitions and Acronyms) has been convicted of any of the disqualifying crimes listed in OAR 407-007-0275 (Convictions Under ORS 443.004 Resulting in Ineligibility for Aging and People with Disabilities Program and Developmental Disabilities Program SIs);

(i)

The Department of Revenue has sent the Department a notice in accordance with ORS 305.385 (Agencies to supply licensee and contractor lists);

(j)

The applicant or licensee has had a previous certificate or license to operate a foster home, or any other setting involving residential care, denied, suspended, revoked, or not renewed within three years preceding the present action or is associated with a person whose certificate or license was denied, suspended, revoked, or not renewed within three years preceding the present action due to the abuse of an individual or failure to possess the physical or mental health, or good personal character necessary, unless the applicant or licensee demonstrates to the Department by clear and convincing evidence that the applicant or licensee, or the person associated with the applicant or licensee, does not pose a threat to the individuals.

(A)

For the purpose of this subsection, an applicant or licensee is “associated with” a person as described above, if the applicant or licensee:

(i)

Resides with the person;

(ii)

Employs the person in the AFH-DD;

(iii)

Receives financial backing from the person for the benefit of the AFH-DD;

(iv)

Receives managerial assistance from the person for the benefit of the AFH-DD; or

(v)

Allows the person to have access to the AFH-DD.

(B)

For the purpose of this subsection only, “present action” means the date of the notice of denial, suspension, revocation, or refusal to renew.

(2)

The Department may deny, revoke, or refuse to renew an AFH-DD license if the applicant or licensee:

(a)

Has a history of, or demonstrates financial insolvency, such as filing for bankruptcy, foreclosure, eviction due to failure to pay rent, or disruption of utility services due to failure to pay bills;

(b)

Has threatened the health, safety, or welfare of any individual;

(c)

Has a founded report of abuse of a child or has a substantiated finding of abuse of an individual;

(d)

Has a medical or psychiatric problem that interferes with the applicant’s or licensee’s ability to provide care and services;

(e)

Has had a previous certificate or license to operate a foster home, or any other setting involving residential care, denied, suspended, revoked, or not renewed more than three years from the present action or the licensee or applicant is associated with a person whose certificate or license was denied, suspended, revoked, or not renewed more than three years from the present action due to the abuse of an individual or failure to possess the physical or mental health, or good personal character necessary, unless the applicant or licensee demonstrates to the Department by clear and convincing evidence that the applicant or licensee, or the person associated with the applicant or licensee, does not pose a threat to the individuals.

(A)

For the purpose of this subsection, an applicant or licensee is “associated with” a person as described above, if the applicant or licensee:

(i)

Resides with the person;

(ii)

Employs the person in the AFH-DD;

(iii)

Receives financial backing from the person for the benefit of the AFH-DD;

(iv)

Receives managerial assistance from the person for the benefit of the AFH-DD; or

(v)

Allows the person to have access to the AFH-DD.

(B)

For the purpose of this subsection only, “present action” means the date of the notice of denial, suspension, revocation, or refusal to renew.

(f)

Has failed to pass the second AFH-DD Basic Training Examination;

(g)

Has failed to disclose requested information on the application or submits untrue information to the Department;

(h)

Has previously been cited for the operation of an unlicensed AFH;

(i)

Does not possess the good judgment or character deemed necessary by the Department;

(j)

Fails to correct a violation within the specified timeframe allowed;

(k)

Refuses to allow access to the AFH-DD and inspection of the AFH-DD;

(l)

Fails to comply with a final order of the Department to correct a violation of the rules for which an administrative sanction has been imposed, such as a license condition;

(m)

Fails to obtain an approved background check for subject individuals according to OAR 411-360-0110 (Qualifications for AFH-DD Providers, Resident Managers, and Caregivers); or

(n)

Fails to operate any AFH-DD licensed to the licensee in substantial compliance with ORS 443.705 (Definitions for ORS 443.705 to 443.825) to 443.825 (Disposition of penalties recovered) and these rules.

(3)

DENIAL. When the Department denies an applicant an AFH-DD license, the applicant has 60 calendar days after receipt of the notice of denial to make a written application for a contested case hearing before the Department.

(4)

NON-RENEWAL. When an administrative sanction is to not renew an AFH-DD license, the licensee has 21 calendar days after the receipt of the notice of administrative sanction to make a written application for a contested case hearing before the Department.

(5)

REVOCATION. When an administrative sanction is to revoke a license, the licensee has 10 calendar days after the receipt of the notice of administrative sanction to make a written application for a contested case hearing before the Department.

(6)

All hearings are conducted pursuant to the applicable provisions of ORS chapter 183.

(7)

If the applicant or licensee fails to request a contested case hearing within the timeframe specified in the notice of denial, refusal to renew, or revocation, a default order may be entered by the Department.
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