4715-21-01 Requirements for approval of treatment providers and treatment centers.

(A) The ohio state dental board shall approve and designate qualified licensed practitioners as treatment providers and facilities as treatment centers for board licensees and/or permit holders with substance abuse problems.

(B) Any qualified licensed practitioner desiring to be approved as a treatment provider or facility desiring to be approved as a treatment center shall apply to the Ohio state dental board on an application provided by the board.

(C) The Ohio state dental board shall approve outpatient and inpatient facilities and subsequent post treatment services which meet the following criteria, unless the board determines that the facility is not providing substance abuse services acceptable to the board:

(1) The facility has provided adequate evidence that it is capable of making an initial inpatient examination to determine the type of treatment required for board licensees and/or permit holders with substance abuse problems; and,

(2) The facility is fully accredited by the "Joint Commission on accreditation of healthcare Organizations" (JCAHO), or the "American Osteopathic Association" (AOA), in the area of substance abuse services.

(D) The Ohio state dental board shall approve qualified licensed practitioners as treatment providers who hold clinical privileges in the area of substance abuse services at a facility which meets the criteria specified in paragraphs (C)(1) and (C)(2) of this rule. The qualified licensed practitioner shall provide evidence acceptable to the Ohio state dental board that any staff utilized in treatment shall be under the supervision of the qualified licensed practitioner.

(E) An approved treatment provider shall:

(1) Report to the Ohio state dental board the name of any board licensee and/or permit holder suffering or showing evidence of suffering inability to practice under accepted standards as described in division (A)(8) of section 4715.30 of the Revised Code who fails to comply within one week with a referral for examination;

(2) Report to the board the name of any impaired board licensee and/or permit holder who fails to enter treatment within forty-eight hours following the provider's determination that treatment is needed;

(3) Require every board licensee and/or permit holder who enters treatment to agree to a treatment contract establishing the terms of treatment and aftercare, including any required supervision or restrictions of practice during treatment or aftercare;

(4) Require a board licensee and/or permit holder to suspend practice on entering any required inpatient treatment;

(5) Report to the board any failure by an impaired board licensee and/or permit holder to comply with the terms of the treatment contract during inpatient or outpatient treatment or aftercare;

(6) Report to the board the resumption of practice of any impaired board licensee and/or permit holder before the treatment provider has made a clear determination that the individual is capable of practicing according to accepted standards of the profession;

(7) Require a board licensee and/or permit holder who resumes practice after completion of treatment to comply with an aftercare contract that meets the requirements of rules adopted by the board for approval of treatment providers; and,

(8) Report to the board any board licensee and/or permit holder who suffers a relapse at any time during or following aftercare.

(F) "Relapse" means a return to the pattern of impairment activities which affect the practitioner

(G) The Ohio state dental board may withdraw the approval of any qualified licensed practitioner as a treatment provider or facility as a treatment center, if the board determines that the qualified licensed pratitioner or facility does not meet the requirements of either paragraph (C)(1) or (C)(2) of this rule, or is not providing substance abuse services acceptable to the board.

(H) Each approved treatment provider or center shall immediately notify the Ohio state dental board of any of the following:

(1) Change in ownership of the facility;

(2) Loss of accreditation by the JCAHO or AOA, or any probationary status of such accreditation; or,

(3) Change in location of the facility.

Each approved qualified licensed practitioner shall immediately notify the Ohio state dental board of any reduction or termination or suspension of the clinical privileges specified in paragraph (D) of this rule, or if such privileges are negatively affected in any manner.

Failure to notify the Ohio state dental board as provided in this rule shall be cause of immediate withdrawal of approval as a treatment provider or center.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/05/2009 and 03/01/2014

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 4715-301

Rule Amplifies: 4715.301

Prior Effective Dates: 2-5-93, 4-5-99