37.112.157    INSPECTION

(1) The department or its designee, after proper identification, must be permitted to enter any establishment at any reasonable time for the purpose of making inspections to determine compliance with this chapter and must be permitted to examine the records of the establishment pertaining to compliance with this chapter.

(2) The department or its designee shall conduct inspection of establishments at least once per year. Additional inspections of the establishment may be performed as often as necessary for the enforcement of this chapter. The department will charge a follow-up fee for a third or subsequent inspection if a violation of this chapter is not corrected by the end of the second visit to the establishment. The follow-up fee is $150.

(3) Whenever an inspection of an establishment is made, the department or its designee will document its findings on an inspection form. A copy of the completed inspection report form will be given to the person in charge of the establishment within ten days of the inspection.

(a) Correction of the violations that the department or its designee finds must be accomplished within the period specified on the inspection form.

(b) Failure to comply with any time limits for corrections of critical item violations may result in cessation of establishment operations.

(c) The completed inspection report form is a public document that must be made available for public review or distribution upon payment of reasonable copying costs.

History: 50-48-103, MCA; IMP, 50-48-103, 50-48-206, MCA; NEW, 2007 MAR p. 351, Eff. 3/23/07.