4761:1-14-01 Inspection frequency.

(A) A representative appointed by the board shall conduct a scheduled site visit of the HME facility at least once every four years.

(B) The representative may conduct an unannounced site visit of an HME facility. To conduct an unannounced site visit, the representative does not need to provide evidence of an outstanding complaint as a basis for the unannounced site visit.

(C) The representative may only conduct three unannounced site visits to an HME facility in one calendar year, unless the representative is investigating an open and active complaint against the HME facility, license or certificate of registration holder.

(D) Unannounced site visits shall begin between the hours of eight a.m. and five p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding nationally recognized holidays.

(E) In compliance with section 4752.08(C) of the Revised Code, the licensed HME facility shall have ninety days to address and correct all unsatisfactory findings identified in an inspection report issued by an inspector of the board or a representative appointed by the board. Failure to do so within ninety days may result in the issuance of an opportunity for hearing notice under Chapter 119 of the Revised Code.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/06/2010 and 05/06/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4752.17(A)(7)
Rule Amplifies: 4751.08
Prior Effective Dates: 05/23/2005, 05/24/2006