3701-19-05 Inspections.

(A) Prior to issuing a license for a hospice care program, the director shall conduct an announced inspection of the applicant's facilities and services.

(B) Except for hospice care programs licensed under paragraph (C) of rule 3701-19-06 of the Administrative Code, the director shall conduct an unannounced inspection of each licensed hospice care program's facilities and services at a minimum frequency of once every three years. The director may conduct additional inspections of any licensed hospice care program at any other time he or she considers necessary including, but not limited to, investigating complaints.

(C) The fees for inspections conducted by the director pursuant to section 3712.03 of the Revised Code and paragraphs (A) and (B) of this rule shall be as follows:

(1) Licensing inspection $1, 625.00

(2) Complaint inspection $ 850.00

(3) Follow-up inspection $ 350.00

For purposes of this paragraph, "follow-up inspection" means an inspection, which may include on-site and off-site activities, conducted by the department to determine whether the hospice care program has corrected a violation or violations cited on a previous inspection.

(D) For purposes of inspections by the director, each hospice care program shall provide access to its premises and staff at all times and to pertinent records upon request. The program shall ensure that the director has access to all parts of its facilities, services, and records, including the inpatient facilities operated by or under contract with the program. The inspections may include visits to hospice patients' homes and direct interaction with patients and their families, with the patients' or families' consent.

(E) If an inspection of an applicant's hospice care program or of a licensed program reveals a violation or violations of Chapter 3712. of the Revised Code or of Chapter 3701-19 or 3701-13 of the Administrative Code, the director, in his or her discretion, may require submission of a plan of correction for each violation. The hospice care program shall submit the plan within ten days after receiving the director's notification that a plan of correction is required.

(F) When a hospice care program provides services at more than one location under one license, a violation found at any location shall constitute a violation for the entire hospice care program.

Effective: 10/12/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/19/2009 and 05/27/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3712.03
Rule Amplifies: 3712.03 , 3712.04 , 3712.05 , 3712.06
Prior Effective Dates: 12/31/1990, 10/17/99, 1/1/05