3701-59-03 Operation of hospitals.

(A) No person and no political subdivision, agency, or instrumentality of this state shall operate a hospital as defined in section 3727.01 of the Revised Code unless it is certified under Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, 49 Stat. 620 (1935), 42 U.S.C. 301, as amended (1981) or is accredited by a national accrediting organization approved by the centers for medicare and medicaid services.

(B) Each hospital defined in section 3727.01 of the Revised Code shall annually report to the department its accreditation and certification status on a form or in a format prescribed by the director.

(C) Any hospital defined in section 3727.01 of the Revised Code that voluntarily withdraws or is involuntarily terminated from certification or accreditation as required in paragraph (A) of this rule shall notify the director of health in writing within ten days after the effective date of such withdrawal or termination.

Effective: 3/22/2015
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 01/05/2015 and 01/05/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3727.03
Rule Amplifies: 3727.03
Prior Effective Dates: 12/3/1983, 6/9/00, 3/25/10