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41-1009. Inspections; applicability

A. An agency inspector or regulator who enters any premises of a regulated person for the purpose of conducting an inspection shall:

1. Present photo identification on entry of the premises.

2. On initiation of the inspection, state the purpose of the inspection and the legal authority for conducting the inspection.

3. Disclose any applicable inspection fees.

4. Afford an opportunity to have an authorized on-site representative of the regulated person accompany the agency inspector or regulator on the premises, except during confidential interviews.

5. Provide notice of the right to have:

(a) Copies of any original documents taken by the agency during the inspection if the agency is permitted by law to take original documents.

(b) A split of any samples taken during the inspection if the split of any samples would not prohibit an analysis from being conducted or render an analysis inconclusive.

(c) Copies of any analysis performed on samples taken during the inspection.

6. Inform each person whose conversation with the agency inspector or regulator during the inspection is tape recorded that the conversation is being tape recorded.

7. Inform each person interviewed during the inspection that statements made by the person may be included in the inspection report.

B. On initiation of an inspection of any premises of a regulated person, an agency inspector or regulator shall provide the following in writing:

1. The rights described in subsection A of this section.

2. The name and telephone number of a contact person available to answer questions regarding the inspection.

3. The due process rights relating to an appeal of a final decision of an agency based on the results of the inspection, including the name and telephone number of a person to contact within the agency and any appropriate state government ombudsman.

C. An agency inspector or regulator shall obtain the signature of the regulated person or on-site representative of the regulated person on the writing prescribed in subsection B of this section indicating that the regulated person or on-site representative of the regulated person has read the writing prescribed in subsection B of this section and is notified of the regulated person's or on-site representative of the regulated person's inspection and due process rights. The agency shall maintain a copy of this signature with the inspection report and shall leave a copy with the regulated person or on-site representative of the regulated person. If a regulated person or on-site representative of the regulated person is not at the site or refuses to sign the writing prescribed in subsection B of this section, the agency inspector or regulator shall note that fact on the writing prescribed in subsection B of this section.

D. An agency that conducts an inspection shall give a copy of the inspection report to the regulated person or on-site representative of the regulated person either:

1. At the time of the inspection.

2. Notwithstanding any other state law, within thirty working days after the inspection.

3. As otherwise required by federal law.

E. The inspection report shall contain deficiencies identified during an inspection. Unless otherwise provided by law, the agency may provide the regulated person an opportunity to correct the deficiencies unless the agency determines that the deficiencies are:

1. Committed intentionally.

2. Not correctable within a reasonable period of time as determined by the agency.

3. Evidence of a pattern of noncompliance.

4. A risk to any person, the public health, safety or welfare or the environment.

F. If the agency allows the regulated person an opportunity to correct the deficiencies pursuant to subsection E of this section, the regulated person shall notify the agency when the deficiencies have been corrected. Within thirty days of receipt of notification from the regulated person that the deficiencies have been corrected, the agency shall determine if the regulated person is in substantial compliance and notify the regulated person whether or not the regulated person is in substantial compliance. If the regulated person fails to correct the deficiencies or the agency determines the deficiencies have not been corrected within a reasonable period of time, the agency may take any enforcement action authorized by law for the deficiencies.

G. An agency decision pursuant to subsection E or F of this section is not an appealable agency action.

H. At least once every month after the commencement of the inspection an agency shall provide a regulated person with an update on the status of any agency action resulting from an inspection of the regulated person. An agency is not required to provide an update after the regulated person is notified that no agency action will result from the agency inspection or after the completion of agency action resulting from the agency inspection.

I. This section does not authorize an inspection or any other act that is not otherwise authorized by law.

J. This section applies only to inspections necessary for the issuance of a license or to determine compliance with licensure requirements. This section does not apply:

1. To criminal investigations, investigations under tribal state gaming compacts and undercover investigations that are generally or specifically authorized by law.

2. If the inspector or regulator has reasonable suspicion to believe that the regulated person may be engaged in criminal activity.

3. To the Arizona peace officer standards and training board established by section 41-1821.

K. If an inspector or regulator gathers evidence in violation of this section, the violation shall not be a basis to exclude the evidence in a civil or administrative proceeding, if the penalty sought is the denial, suspension or revocation of the regulated person's license or a civil penalty of more than one thousand dollars.

L. Failure of an agency, board or commission employee to comply with this section:

1. Constitutes cause for disciplinary action or dismissal pursuant to section 41-770.

2. Shall be considered by the judge and administrative law judge as grounds for reduction of any fine or civil penalty.

M. An agency may make rules to implement subsection A, paragraph 5 of this section.

N. Nothing in this section shall be used to exclude evidence in a criminal proceeding.

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > Arizona > Title41 > 41-1009

41-1009. Inspections; applicability

A. An agency inspector or regulator who enters any premises of a regulated person for the purpose of conducting an inspection shall:

1. Present photo identification on entry of the premises.

2. On initiation of the inspection, state the purpose of the inspection and the legal authority for conducting the inspection.

3. Disclose any applicable inspection fees.

4. Afford an opportunity to have an authorized on-site representative of the regulated person accompany the agency inspector or regulator on the premises, except during confidential interviews.

5. Provide notice of the right to have:

(a) Copies of any original documents taken by the agency during the inspection if the agency is permitted by law to take original documents.

(b) A split of any samples taken during the inspection if the split of any samples would not prohibit an analysis from being conducted or render an analysis inconclusive.

(c) Copies of any analysis performed on samples taken during the inspection.

6. Inform each person whose conversation with the agency inspector or regulator during the inspection is tape recorded that the conversation is being tape recorded.

7. Inform each person interviewed during the inspection that statements made by the person may be included in the inspection report.

B. On initiation of an inspection of any premises of a regulated person, an agency inspector or regulator shall provide the following in writing:

1. The rights described in subsection A of this section.

2. The name and telephone number of a contact person available to answer questions regarding the inspection.

3. The due process rights relating to an appeal of a final decision of an agency based on the results of the inspection, including the name and telephone number of a person to contact within the agency and any appropriate state government ombudsman.

C. An agency inspector or regulator shall obtain the signature of the regulated person or on-site representative of the regulated person on the writing prescribed in subsection B of this section indicating that the regulated person or on-site representative of the regulated person has read the writing prescribed in subsection B of this section and is notified of the regulated person's or on-site representative of the regulated person's inspection and due process rights. The agency shall maintain a copy of this signature with the inspection report and shall leave a copy with the regulated person or on-site representative of the regulated person. If a regulated person or on-site representative of the regulated person is not at the site or refuses to sign the writing prescribed in subsection B of this section, the agency inspector or regulator shall note that fact on the writing prescribed in subsection B of this section.

D. An agency that conducts an inspection shall give a copy of the inspection report to the regulated person or on-site representative of the regulated person either:

1. At the time of the inspection.

2. Notwithstanding any other state law, within thirty working days after the inspection.

3. As otherwise required by federal law.

E. The inspection report shall contain deficiencies identified during an inspection. Unless otherwise provided by law, the agency may provide the regulated person an opportunity to correct the deficiencies unless the agency determines that the deficiencies are:

1. Committed intentionally.

2. Not correctable within a reasonable period of time as determined by the agency.

3. Evidence of a pattern of noncompliance.

4. A risk to any person, the public health, safety or welfare or the environment.

F. If the agency allows the regulated person an opportunity to correct the deficiencies pursuant to subsection E of this section, the regulated person shall notify the agency when the deficiencies have been corrected. Within thirty days of receipt of notification from the regulated person that the deficiencies have been corrected, the agency shall determine if the regulated person is in substantial compliance and notify the regulated person whether or not the regulated person is in substantial compliance. If the regulated person fails to correct the deficiencies or the agency determines the deficiencies have not been corrected within a reasonable period of time, the agency may take any enforcement action authorized by law for the deficiencies.

G. An agency decision pursuant to subsection E or F of this section is not an appealable agency action.

H. At least once every month after the commencement of the inspection an agency shall provide a regulated person with an update on the status of any agency action resulting from an inspection of the regulated person. An agency is not required to provide an update after the regulated person is notified that no agency action will result from the agency inspection or after the completion of agency action resulting from the agency inspection.

I. This section does not authorize an inspection or any other act that is not otherwise authorized by law.

J. This section applies only to inspections necessary for the issuance of a license or to determine compliance with licensure requirements. This section does not apply:

1. To criminal investigations, investigations under tribal state gaming compacts and undercover investigations that are generally or specifically authorized by law.

2. If the inspector or regulator has reasonable suspicion to believe that the regulated person may be engaged in criminal activity.

3. To the Arizona peace officer standards and training board established by section 41-1821.

K. If an inspector or regulator gathers evidence in violation of this section, the violation shall not be a basis to exclude the evidence in a civil or administrative proceeding, if the penalty sought is the denial, suspension or revocation of the regulated person's license or a civil penalty of more than one thousand dollars.

L. Failure of an agency, board or commission employee to comply with this section:

1. Constitutes cause for disciplinary action or dismissal pursuant to section 41-770.

2. Shall be considered by the judge and administrative law judge as grounds for reduction of any fine or civil penalty.

M. An agency may make rules to implement subsection A, paragraph 5 of this section.

N. Nothing in this section shall be used to exclude evidence in a criminal proceeding.


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Statutes > Arizona > Title41 > 41-1009

41-1009. Inspections; applicability

A. An agency inspector or regulator who enters any premises of a regulated person for the purpose of conducting an inspection shall:

1. Present photo identification on entry of the premises.

2. On initiation of the inspection, state the purpose of the inspection and the legal authority for conducting the inspection.

3. Disclose any applicable inspection fees.

4. Afford an opportunity to have an authorized on-site representative of the regulated person accompany the agency inspector or regulator on the premises, except during confidential interviews.

5. Provide notice of the right to have:

(a) Copies of any original documents taken by the agency during the inspection if the agency is permitted by law to take original documents.

(b) A split of any samples taken during the inspection if the split of any samples would not prohibit an analysis from being conducted or render an analysis inconclusive.

(c) Copies of any analysis performed on samples taken during the inspection.

6. Inform each person whose conversation with the agency inspector or regulator during the inspection is tape recorded that the conversation is being tape recorded.

7. Inform each person interviewed during the inspection that statements made by the person may be included in the inspection report.

B. On initiation of an inspection of any premises of a regulated person, an agency inspector or regulator shall provide the following in writing:

1. The rights described in subsection A of this section.

2. The name and telephone number of a contact person available to answer questions regarding the inspection.

3. The due process rights relating to an appeal of a final decision of an agency based on the results of the inspection, including the name and telephone number of a person to contact within the agency and any appropriate state government ombudsman.

C. An agency inspector or regulator shall obtain the signature of the regulated person or on-site representative of the regulated person on the writing prescribed in subsection B of this section indicating that the regulated person or on-site representative of the regulated person has read the writing prescribed in subsection B of this section and is notified of the regulated person's or on-site representative of the regulated person's inspection and due process rights. The agency shall maintain a copy of this signature with the inspection report and shall leave a copy with the regulated person or on-site representative of the regulated person. If a regulated person or on-site representative of the regulated person is not at the site or refuses to sign the writing prescribed in subsection B of this section, the agency inspector or regulator shall note that fact on the writing prescribed in subsection B of this section.

D. An agency that conducts an inspection shall give a copy of the inspection report to the regulated person or on-site representative of the regulated person either:

1. At the time of the inspection.

2. Notwithstanding any other state law, within thirty working days after the inspection.

3. As otherwise required by federal law.

E. The inspection report shall contain deficiencies identified during an inspection. Unless otherwise provided by law, the agency may provide the regulated person an opportunity to correct the deficiencies unless the agency determines that the deficiencies are:

1. Committed intentionally.

2. Not correctable within a reasonable period of time as determined by the agency.

3. Evidence of a pattern of noncompliance.

4. A risk to any person, the public health, safety or welfare or the environment.

F. If the agency allows the regulated person an opportunity to correct the deficiencies pursuant to subsection E of this section, the regulated person shall notify the agency when the deficiencies have been corrected. Within thirty days of receipt of notification from the regulated person that the deficiencies have been corrected, the agency shall determine if the regulated person is in substantial compliance and notify the regulated person whether or not the regulated person is in substantial compliance. If the regulated person fails to correct the deficiencies or the agency determines the deficiencies have not been corrected within a reasonable period of time, the agency may take any enforcement action authorized by law for the deficiencies.

G. An agency decision pursuant to subsection E or F of this section is not an appealable agency action.

H. At least once every month after the commencement of the inspection an agency shall provide a regulated person with an update on the status of any agency action resulting from an inspection of the regulated person. An agency is not required to provide an update after the regulated person is notified that no agency action will result from the agency inspection or after the completion of agency action resulting from the agency inspection.

I. This section does not authorize an inspection or any other act that is not otherwise authorized by law.

J. This section applies only to inspections necessary for the issuance of a license or to determine compliance with licensure requirements. This section does not apply:

1. To criminal investigations, investigations under tribal state gaming compacts and undercover investigations that are generally or specifically authorized by law.

2. If the inspector or regulator has reasonable suspicion to believe that the regulated person may be engaged in criminal activity.

3. To the Arizona peace officer standards and training board established by section 41-1821.

K. If an inspector or regulator gathers evidence in violation of this section, the violation shall not be a basis to exclude the evidence in a civil or administrative proceeding, if the penalty sought is the denial, suspension or revocation of the regulated person's license or a civil penalty of more than one thousand dollars.

L. Failure of an agency, board or commission employee to comply with this section:

1. Constitutes cause for disciplinary action or dismissal pursuant to section 41-770.

2. Shall be considered by the judge and administrative law judge as grounds for reduction of any fine or civil penalty.

M. An agency may make rules to implement subsection A, paragraph 5 of this section.

N. Nothing in this section shall be used to exclude evidence in a criminal proceeding.

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