(1) The department shall issue a license from one to three years in duration for an EDC to any applicant meeting all the requirements established by these rules and the governing statutes, as determined by the department after a licensing survey.
(2) The department will issue a renewal license for a period of one to three years in duration for an EDC if:
(a) the EDC makes written application for renewal at least 30 days prior to the expiration date of the current license; and
(b) the EDC continues to meet all requirements established by these rules and governing statutes, as determined by the department after a licensing survey.
(3) If an EDC makes timely application for renewal of a license, but the department does not complete the relicensing survey before the expiration date of the previous year's license, the previous year's license will continue in effect for the time necessary for the department to complete the relicensing survey and to determine compliance with licensing requirements.
(4) The department may in its discretion issue a provisional license for any period up to six months to any applicant which:
(a) has met all licensing requirements for fire safety; and
(b) has agreed in writing to comply fully with all licensing requirements established by these rules within the time covered by the provisional license.
(c) the department may, in its discretion, renew a provisional license if the applicant shows good cause for failure to comply fully with all licensing requirements within the time covered by the prior provisional license, but the total time covered by the initial provisional license and renewals may not exceed one year.
(5) The department may consider as eligible for licensure, during the accreditation period, an EDC that furnishes written evidence, including the recommendation for future compliance statements, of accreditation of its programs by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities or The Joint Commission. The department may inspect an EDC considered eligible for licensure to ensure compliance with state licensure standards.