3701-43-05 Medical equipment suppliers.

(A) To be approved as a medical equipment supplier of orthotics, prosthetics, or wheelchairs, a provider shall meet the requirements of rule 3701-43-02 of the Administrative Code and the following.

(B) If the provider is:

(1) A prosthetist or orthotist, he or she shall:

(a) Hold a current, valid license issued in accordance with Chapter 4779. of the Revised Code; and

(b) Be capable of maintaining and repairing the wheelchairs on the provider's premises if he or she is providing wheelchairs; or

(2) Neither a prosthetist nor an orthotist but supplies wheelchairs, the provider shall possess a certificate of attendance at a seating seminar presented by a major wheelchair manufacturer and be capable of providing maintenance and repair of wheelchairs on the provider's premises.

(C) All orthotic, prosthetic, or wheelchair services provided shall be requested by a physician approved under rule 3701-43-03 of the Administrative Code who is:

(1) An orthopedic surgeon, physiatrist, neurologist or rheumatologist;

(2) A pediatrician certified by the "American Board of Medical Specialties" or a certifying board of the "American Osteopathic Association."

Effective: 01/16/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/01/2013 and 10/28/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3701.021
Rule Amplifies: 3701.021 , 3701.022 , 3701.023 , 3701.024 , 3701.025 , 3701.026 , 3701.027 , 3701.028
Prior Effective Dates: 12/1/2001, 11/30/03