The board may, in compliance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, suspend, revoke, or refuse to issue a license or service permit for any of the following reasons:
(A) Any violation of Chapter 4766. of the Revised Code or the rules promulgated thereunder.
(B) Failure of the MTO to correct violation(s) cited by the inspectors of the board or provide sufficient documentation that MTO is correcting said violation(s) within seventy-two hours of the date of the notification(s).
(C) Making a false statement on the application for a license or permit.
(D) Fraud or deceit in obtaining or attempting to obtain a license or permit.
(E) Lending a license or permit or borrowing or using the license or permit of another, or knowingly aiding or abetting such improper use or transfer of a license or permit.
(F) Incompetence, negligence or misconduct in operating the licensed MTO or in providing emergency medical care to patients.
(G) Failure to have all equipment required in rule 4766-2-10 of the Administrative Code on each in-service ambulance or non-transport vehicle at all times.
(H) Failure to staff each ambulance or non-transport vehicle with appropriate certified, licensed, or emergency vehicle operator trained personnel as defined in rule 4766-2- 13 of the Administrative Code.
(I) Failure of the licensed MTO to notify the board of a change of ownership within three business days of purchase or acquisition.
(J) Abuse or abandonment of a patient.
(K) Unauthorized disclosure of medical or other confidential information.
(L) Willful preparation or filing of false reports or records or the inducement of another to do so.
(M) Alteration or inappropriate destruction of medical records.
(N) Discrimination in the rendering of emergency medical care because of patient's race, sex, creed, national origin, sexual preference, age, handicap, medical problem or financial inability to pay.
(O) Misuse or misappropriation of drugs or medication.
(P) Action by the licensed MTO that is reckless or negligent so as to endanger the health or safety of patients or members of the general public while in the course of business as a licensed MTO.
(Q) Continued pattern of violations.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 07/11/2014 and 12/22/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4766.03
Rule Amplifies: 4766.04, 4766.05, 4766.06, 4766.07, 4766.08, 4766.13 and 4766.99
Prior Effective Dates: 7/2/09