256B.0953 Quality assurance process.
Subdivision 1. Process components. (a) The quality assurance licensing process consists of an evaluation by a quality assurance team of the facility, program, or service according to outcome-based measurements. The process must include an evaluation of a random sample of program consumers. The sample must be representative of each service provided. The sample size must be at least five percent of consumers but not less than three consumers.
(b) All consumers must be given the opportunity to be included in the quality assurance process in addition to those chosen for the random sample.
Subd. 2. Licensure periods. (a) In order to be licensed under the alternative quality assurance licensing system, a facility, program, or service must satisfy the health and safety outcomes approved for the alternative quality assurance licensing system.
(b) Licensure shall be approved for periods of one to three years for a facility, program, or service that satisfies the requirements of paragraph (a) and achieves the outcome measurements in the categories of consumer evaluation, education and training, providers, and systems.
Subd. 3. Appeals process. A facility, program, or service may contest a licensing decision of the quality assurance team as permitted under chapter 245A.