3701-19-06 Renewal of licenses.

(A) An application for renewal of a license shall be made at least ninety days prior to the expiration of the license. The application shall be made and a renewal fee paid in accordance with paragraph (A) of rule 3701-19-03 of the Administrative Code in the same manner as for an initial license. A hospice care program that operates an inpatient hospice facility shall submit documentation of continued compliance with the state fire code required by paragraph (B) of rule 3701-19-27 of the Administrative Code, and a certificate of occupancy required by paragraph (C) of rule 3701-19-27 of the Administrative Code only if it is different than the one previously submitted to the director. The director shall renew the license if the program continues to meet the requirements of Chapter 3712. of the Revised Code and Chapters 3701-19 and 3701-13 of the Administrative Code. If the program does not meet the requirements, the director may deny renewal of the license, in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.

(B) In addition to submitting the application and renewal fee required by paragraph (A) of rule 3701-19-03 of the Administrative Code, an applicant applying for a license renewal pursuant to paragraph (C) of this rule shall also submit:

(1) Evidence of the program's current medicare certification pursuant to Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, 49 Stat. 620 (1935), 42 U.S.C. 301 , as amended, with its expiration date noted; and

(2) If the program is certified or accredited by an entity other than the secretary of the United States department of health and human services (medicare certification under Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, 49 Stat. 620 (1935), 42 U.S.C. 301 , as amended), a copy of the most recent accreditation decision report.

(C) The director shall renew licenses to persons or public agencies to provide hospice care programs that are accredited or certified to provide such programs by an entity whose standards for accreditation or certification equal or exceed those provided for licensure set forth in Chapter 3712. of the Revised Code and this chapter.

(1) For purposes of this paragraph, the standards for medicare certification set forth in Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, 49 Stat. 620 (1935), 42 U.S.C. 301 , as amended, shall be considered to equal or exceed the requirements for licensure set forth in Chapter 3712. of the Revised Code and this chapter. If an applicant seeks license renewal pursuant to this paragraph on the basis of accreditation or certification by another entity, the director shall review the entity's certification or accreditation standards and shall determine whether they equal or exceed the standards set forth in Chapter 3712. of the Revised Code and this chapter.

(2) If the certification or accreditation of a person or public agency providing a hospice care program that was granted a license renewal pursuant to paragraph (C) of this rule is terminated or expires and is not renewed:

(a) The hospice care program shall send written notification of the termination or expiration to the director prior to the effective date of the termination, expiration, or non-renewal of the certification or accreditation or within five business days after receipt of such notice of termination, expiration, or non-renewal, which ever is sooner; and

(b) The director shall inspect the program to determine whether it otherwise meets the requirements of Chapter 3712. of the Revised Code and this chapter. After conducting the inspection, the director may take whatever action concerning the program's license that he or she considers appropriate.

Effective: 08/23/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/19/2009 and 08/15/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3712.03
Rule Amplifies: 3712.03 , 3712.04 , 3712.06
Prior Effective Dates: 12/31/1990, 10/17/99, 1/1/05