3701-43-08 Local health departments.

(A) Local health department applicants:

(1) Must meet the definition of a "local health department" as defined under paragraph (F) of rule 3701-43-01 of the Administrative Code; and

(2) Must meet provider requirements of rule 3701-43-02 of the Administrative Code.

(B) A local health department providing public health nursing services for individuals on the program:

(1) Must meet the requirements of paragraph (A) of this rule;

(2) Must employ, or contract with, licensed registered nurses as defined in division (A) of section 4723.01 of the Revised Code for the purpose of providing public health nursing services as defined under paragraph (Q) of rule 3701-43-01 of the Administrative Code for individuals on the program;

(3) Must comply with the medical policies for public health nurses serving children with special health care needs as established in the operation manual; and

(4) Must notify the program in writing no less than thirty days of ceasing to provide public health nursing services to individuals within its jurisdiction on the program. A local health department may enter into an agreement with another local health department provider to provide public health nursing services within its jurisdiction. The local health departments involved must notify the program in writing no less than thirty days in advance of this arrangement.

(C) When a local health department does not make arrangements for the provision of public health nursing services to children on the program within its jurisdiction, the program may enter into provider agreements with other agencies, including, but not limited to, home health agencies, private nursing agencies, or hospitals for the purpose of assuring that public health nursing services are available to individuals on the program.

(D) A local health department providing therapy or nutrition services for individuals on the program:

(1) Must meet the requirements of paragraph (A) of this rule;

(2) Must be a medicaid provider; and

(3) Must be a home health agency certified under the medicare program pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1302(1987) , 42 U.S.C. 1395(hh) , and 42 C.F.R. part 484(2000); or may contract with providers who are physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, or dieticians who meet provider requirements in rule 3701-43-07 of the Administrative Code.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/28/2013 and 10/28/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3701.021
Rule Amplifies: 3701.021 , 3701.022 , 3701.023
Prior Effective Dates: 12/1/2001, 1/29/07, 9/1/08