The Department of Health inspects transient accommodations before initial licensure and every three years thereafter. Inspections are also done when there is a change of ownership, we receive a complaint, or we determine that a follow-up inspection is necessary.
- Initial licensure – The inspector will schedule an inspection with the owner/operator. After completing the inspection, the inspector will give the operator a report listing any problems found that must be corrected.
- Ongoing inspection – This inspection is not announced. After completing the inspection, the inspector gives the operator a report listing any problems found that must be corrected.
- Change of ownership – We conduct a licensing inspection for the new owner of a previously licensed facility.
- Follow-up inspection – We conduct follow-up inspections when we determine an additional inspection is needed to verify correction of problems found during a previous inspection. This inspection may be either scheduled or unannounced.
- Complaint – We inspect transient accommodations during complaint investigations.