Health Care Homes
Certification & Recertification
Certification Optional Step
Variances and Appeals: Legislation under the adopted rule for the standards of certification for Health Care Homes indicates that an applicant may request a variance or an appeal. The Commissioner of Health may grant a variance from the requirements to a petitioner that demonstrates good cause.
The HCH Certification report will identify which standards are met, partially met, or met with a variance requirement. Applicants not meeting the standards may request a variance or file an appeal.
- Variance Guidelines (PDF)
- Submission of a Variance: Applicant Pathway (PDF)
Applicant Variance Status Definitions (PDF)