173-43-05 Staff certification.

This rule sets forth the certification criteria to perform a long-term care consultation and general standards regarding certification.

(A) Certification criteria:

(1) Only a person that ODA certifies to provide a long-term care consultation may provide a long-term care consultation.

(2) ODA shall only certify a person to provide a long-term care consultation who is an employee of the program administrator and who meets at least one of the following four criteria:

(a) The person possesses a current, valid license to practice as a registered nurse under Chapter 4723. of the Revised Code or a valid license to practice as a licensed social worker under Chapter 4757. of the Revised Code.

(b) The person possesses a current, valid license to practice as a licensed professional counselor under Chapter 4757. of the Revised Code or a current, valid license to practice in a related profession upon approval by ODA.

(c) The person possesses a bachelor of arts degree or a bachelor of science degree and also possesses at least one year of experience in the following:

(i) Providing individuals with information about options available to meet long-term care needs or providing individuals with related information such as that which is provided through information and referral, information and assistance; or,

(ii) Managed care experience or other such healthcare experience related to individuals' long-term care needs.

(d) The person possesses at least three years of experience in the following:

(i) Providing individuals with information about options available to meet long-term care needs or providing individuals with related information such as that which is provided through information and referral, information and assistance; or,

(ii) Managed care experience or other such healthcare experience related to individuals' long-term care needs.

(3) Any person who performs an in-person long-term care consultation that includes an assessment of the individual's functional capabilities, fulfills any portion of a required pre-admission screening and resident review determination , or fulfills any portion of a level-of-care review shall meet the requirements of paragraph (A)(2)(a) of this rule.

(4) No employee of a provider of long-term services and supports shall provide a long-term care consultation.

(5) ODA shall only certify a person to provide a long-term care consultation if, according to Chapter 173-9 of the Administrative Code, the person's criminal record does not disqualify the person from being employed in a direct-care position.

(B) General standards regarding certification:

(1) ODA shall notify the program administrator the date that it certifies a person to provide long-term care consultations.

(2) If, at any time, a certified person no longer complies with this rule, the person shall not provide another long-term care consultation until he or she complies with the rule.

(3) Training:

(a) The program administrator shall train and orient each certified person. Training and orientation shall include, but is not limited to, the following topics:

(i) Local availability of publicly-financed and privately-financed long-term care options, programs, services, and benefits;

(ii) Factors to consider when choosing among available options; and,

(iii) Opportunities and methods for individuals to maximize independence and self-reliance.

(b) Each certified person shall successfully complete fifteen clock hours of professional development every two years beginning with the date ODA certified the person to provide long-term care consultations. The professional development curriculum shall transmit knowledge relevant to the duties involved in providing a long-term care consultation.

(4) For each certified person, the program administrator shall track and keep records demonstrating that the requirements of this rule are met.

Cite as Ohio Admin. Code 173-43-05

Effective: 12/19/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/05/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 173.01, 173.02, 173.42, 173.422
Rule Amplifies: 173.42, 173.422
Prior Effective Dates: 06/30/2007, 07/05/2012