(A) Except as provided in paragraph (B) of this rule, no person shall operate any of the following unless the person holds the appropriate valid license issued under this chapter:
(1) A maternity unit as defined in division (C) of section 3711.01 of the Revised Code;
(2) A newborn care nursery as defined in division (D) of section 3711.01 of the Revised Code; and
(3) A maternity home as defined in division (B) of section 3711.01 of the Revised Code.
(B) Paragraph (A) of this rule does not apply to a freestanding birthing center licensed or a freestanding birthing center exempted from licensure under Chapter 3702. of the Revised Code and Chapter 3701-83 of the Administrative Code.