New Hampshire Code of Administrative Rules
He - Department of Health and Human Services
Subtitle He-P - Former Division of Public Health Services
Chapter He-P 800 - RESIDENTIAL CARE AND HEALTH FACILITY RULES
Part He-P 810 - BIRTHING CENTER RULES
Section He-P 810.10 - Waivers

Universal Citation: NH Admin Rules He-P 810.10

Current through Register No. 12, March 21, 2024

(a) Applicants or licensees seeking waivers of specific rules in He-P 810 shall submit a written request for a waiver to the commissioner, that includes:

(1) The specific reference to the rule for which a waiver is being sought;

(2) A full explanation of why a waiver is necessary; and

(3) A full explanation of alternatives proposed by the applicant or license holder, which shall be equally as protective of public health and clients as the rule for which a waiver is sought.

(b) A waiver shall be permanent unless the department specifically places a time limit on the waiver.

(c) A request for waiver shall be granted if the commissioner determines that the alternative proposed by the applicant or licensee:

(1) Meets the objective or intent of the rule;

(2) Does not negatively impact the health, safety or well-being of the clients; and

(3) Does not affect the quality of client services.

(d) The licensee's subsequent compliance with the alternatives approved in the waiver shall be considered equivalent to complying with the rule from which waiver was sought.

(e) Waivers shall not be transferable.

(f) When a licensee wishes to renew the waiver beyond the approved period of time, the licensee shall apply for a new waiver at least 60 days prior to the expiration of the existing waiver by submitting the information required by (a) above.

(g) The request to renew a waiver shall be subject to (b) through (f) above.

#5635, eff 6-7-93; ss by #7006, INTERIM, eff 5-26-99, EXPIRED: 9-23-99

New. #8957, eff 7-27-07

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