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Time to Comment on Newborn Screening Rules

By | November 21st, 2014|Licensing, Preparedness|

Last month I wrote about how we are working on revising our Newborn Screening rules because of a change in state law. The changes include requiring hearing tests on all newborns, adding critical congenital heart defects screening and adding a screening for severe combined immunodeficiency started January 2016. The last test depends on whether we [...]

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Licensing & Rulemaking

By | March 10th, 2014|Licensing|

Our Licensing & Rulemaking teams have spent the past two years working with numerous associations and stakeholders from various licensed facilities as part of our regulatory reform initiative. The last legislative session extended our “exempt” rulemaking authority through April of 2014. This gave us the unique opportunity to live with the new rules for a [...]

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Small Childcare Group Home Rules

By | June 9th, 2011|Licensing|

We successfully overhauled our operating rules for Child Care Facilities last year, and now we’re well on our way toward doing the same for the smaller child care homes.  We’ve published our Draft Rules for public comment on our rules website, and we’re asking folks to provide input before we finalize the rules.  After reviewing [...]

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Medical Marijuana Public Comments Available

By | January 12th, 2011|General|

Medical Marijuana Public Comments Posted We received more than 1,500 comments on our initial proposed rules to regulate medical marijuana.  All the comments (over 1,000 pages) are posted on our http://www.azdhs.gov/prop203/ website for viewing.  Our team is very busy reviewing the comments and suggestions looking for good ideas that will help build a more effective program. By [...]