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245C.30 VARIANCE FOR A DISQUALIFIED INDIVIDUAL.
    Subdivision 1. License holder variance. (a) Except for any disqualification under section
245C.15, subdivision 1, when the commissioner has not set aside a background study subject's
disqualification, and there are conditions under which the disqualified individual may provide
direct contact services or have access to people receiving services that minimize the risk of harm to
people receiving services, the commissioner may grant a time-limited variance to a license holder.
(b) The variance shall state the reason for the disqualification, the services that may be
provided by the disqualified individual, and the conditions with which the license holder or
applicant must comply for the variance to remain in effect.
(c) Except for programs licensed to provide family child care, foster care for children in the
provider's own home, or foster care or day care services for adults in the provider's own home, the
variance must be requested by the license holder.
    Subd. 2. Disclosure of reason for disqualification. (a) The commissioner may not grant a
variance for a disqualified individual unless the applicant or license holder requests the variance
and the disqualified individual provides written consent for the commissioner to disclose to the
applicant or license holder the reason for the disqualification.
(b) This subdivision does not apply to programs licensed to provide family child care for
children, foster care for children in the provider's own home, or foster care or day care services
for adults in the provider's own home. When the commissioner grants a variance for a disqualified
individual in connection with a license to provide the services specified in this paragraph, the
disqualified individual's consent is not required to disclose the reason for the disqualification to
the license holder in the variance issued under subdivision 1.
    Subd. 3. Consequences for failing to comply with conditions of variance. When a
license holder permits a disqualified individual to provide any services for which the subject
is disqualified without complying with the conditions of the variance, the commissioner may
terminate the variance effective immediately and subject the license holder to a licensing action
under sections 245A.06 and 245A.07.
    Subd. 4. Termination of a variance. The commissioner may terminate a variance for a
disqualified individual at any time for cause.
    Subd. 5. Final decision. The commissioner's decision to grant or deny a variance is final
and not subject to appeal under the provisions of chapter 14.
History: 2003 c 15 art 1 s 30; 1Sp2005 c 4 art 1 s 43,44