A person may not operate a developmental disability child foster home without having a certificate issued by the Department of Human Services.
A person may apply for a certificate to operate a developmental disability child foster home by submitting an application to the department on a form furnished by the department.
Upon receipt of an application under subsection (2) of this section, the department shall cause an investigation to be made of the applicant and the applicant’s home. The department shall determine whether to issue a certificate to the applicant and, if a certificate is to be issued, whether to issue a conditional certificate or a regular certificate. The certificate shall be in the form prescribed by the department by rule.