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Empower Program Stepping it Up- Nationally

By | June 24th, 2011|Licensing, Prevention|

This is a story about making great-tasting sugar free lemonade from lemons.  About a year and a half ago the legislature passed a bill that eliminated our general funds for licensing (nursing homes, assisted living, hospitals, behavioral health, child care etc.).  In exchange, the Bill included a provision that gave us “exempt” rulemaking authority to collect [...]

(Fires)3

By | June 24th, 2011|Behavioral Health, Licensing, Preparedness, Prevention|

We've been operating on several fronts all week for the Monument Fire. Licensing made sure that facilities in the area had executable evacuation plans and knew who to contact if they needed to evacuate.  They also made sure that the facilities that remained open had enough staff.  Fifteen facilities relocated patients and residents this week.  Most are ready to go back, and our licensing team has 8 reopening inspections [...]

Monument & Wallow Wildfire Responses

By | June 17th, 2011|Licensing, Preparedness|

The center of gravity for the public health responses to the fires shifted South this week toward the new Monument fire. Early this week folks were allowed to go back to Springerville and Eagar, which meant that it was show-time for Licensing again.  We sent a team of surveyors to re-open the licensed facilities that were evacuated last week.  [...]

Good work Assisted Living Team

By | February 11th, 2011|Licensing|

We’ve made a strong effort in the past couple years to make sure that we are doing our best to protect the health and safety of people in our licensed facilities.  Whenever possible, we work to help those facilities come into compliance with our rules, but sometimes we have no choice but to drop the [...]

Tucson Women’s Clinic v. Eden

By | May 11th, 2010|Licensing|

Back in 1999, a law was passed and signed (ARS § 36-449.01 36-449.02 36-449.03) that required ADHS to license and inspect abortion providers if they provide 5 or more first-trimester abortions in a month or if they provide any 2nd or 3rd trimester abortions as an abortion clinic.  Hospitals were exempted. The Tucson Women’s Clinic sued the ADHS director [...]

A Year of Progress at ADHS

By | February 4th, 2010|General, Newborn Screening, Preparedness, Prevention|

We started on this journey together a year ago.  Thanks for being such good traveling companions.  We’ve been through a lot.  We’ve had challenges, fears, anxiety, good times, laughs, & fun.  We’ve sacrificed some of our programs, but we’ve made a great deal of progress too.  Overall- the year was a net plus.  I say [...]