(1) In the absence of the administrator, a staff member must be designated to oversee the operation of the facility during the administrator's absence. The administrator or designee shall be in charge, on call and physically available on a daily basis as needed, and shall ensure there are sufficient, qualified staff so that the care, active treatment, health, welfare, and safety needs of the residents are met at all times.

(2) If the administrator will be absent from the facility for more than 30 consecutive calendar days, the department shall be given written notice of the individual who has been appointed the designee.

History: 53-21-194, MCA; IMP, 53-21-194, MCA; NEW, 2009 MAR p. 1801, Eff. 10/16/09.