(1) The department may issue a license for a period of one to three years in duration for an AFCH, under ARM 37.100.121, to any license applicant meeting all of the requirements established by these rules and the governing statutes.
(2) The department will determine whether an applicant meets the requirements after conducting a licensing survey.
(3) The department will renew the license on the expiration date of the current license if:
(a) the provider makes written application for renewal at least 30 days prior to the expiration date of the current license; and
(b) the provider continues to meet all requirements established by these rules, as determined by the department after a licensing survey.
(4) An AFCH may be licensed to care for four or fewer aged persons or disabled adults in need of such care, and must not care for more residents than the number allowed by their license.