3701-84-10 General building and site requirements.

(A) Each provider of a HCS shall ensure that the building or structure where the HCS is located:

(1) Has a certificate of use from a local, certified building department or by the department of commerce as meeting applicable requirements of Chapters 3781., 3783., and 3791. of the Revised Code and any rules adopted under them;

(2) Complies with the Ohio fire code; and

(3) Complies with the applicable provisions of Chapter 3737. of the Revised Code and the rules adopted under it.

(B) Each provider of a HCS shall adopt and follow a disaster preparedness plan, including evacuation in the event of a fire or other emergency. The HCS shall review evacuation procedures at least annually and conduct practice drills with staff at least once every six months.

(C) Each provider of a HCS shall label, store and dispose all poisons, hazardous wastes, and flammable materials in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations and in a safe manner that does not jeopardize patient health or safety .

(D) The minimum space or square footage requirements specified in this chapter are of clear floor space and exclusive of fixed or wall mounted cabinets, desks, and closets that are floor based.

Effective: 8/1/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 02/27/2017 and 03/01/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3702.11, 3702.13
Rule Amplifies: 3702.11, 3702.12, 3702.13 , 3702.14, 3702.141, 3702.15, 3702.16, 3702.18, 3702.19, 3702.20
Prior Effective Dates: 3/1/1997, 3/24/03, 6/21/12