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    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 two 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.
History: 1997 c 203 art 7 s 21; 1Sp2003 c 14 art 3 s 41; 1Sp2005 c 4 art 7 s 27