5122-25-05 Provisions of certification.

(A) The department may issue one of three types of certificates to an agency, based upon its findings per paragraphs (C) to (F) of rule 5122-25-04 of the Administrative Code:

(1) A probationary certificate, which shall replace a full certificate during the term of probation, and which shall expire within one hundred twenty days of the date of issuance, to be used when:

(a) Serious deficiencies are found during the department's determination of an agency's compliance with the certification standards; or

(b) The agency's documented corrective action(s) is not approved by the department.

(2) An interim certificate, which shall expire within ninety days after the date of issuance, to be used for emergency certification purposes or administrative reasons as determined by the department.

(3) A full certificate specifying the term of certification, which shall be three calendar years from the date of issuance by the department. This certificate shall remain in effect until it is renewed, terminated or revoked. It shall automatically terminate sixty days after the department notifies the agency of its failure to file an application for certification.

(a) The department shall issue a full certificate within thirty days of:

(i) Receipt of complete application materials; or

(ii) Receipt of an acceptable plan of correction, as determined by ODMH, for an initial or renewal certification; or.

(B) A probationary, interim and full certificate is renewable, except that an interim certificate may be renewed only twice.

(C) The certificate shall be site specific to each service and is not transferable to any other agency, agency site, building, corporation, or other entity.

(D) The agency shall notify the department immediately of any services, sites and/or activities added or closed/terminated since the most recent certification.

(E) An agency's certification extends to all services for which it is certified, and at all locations for which it is certified to provide services.

Effective: 11/24/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/28/2011 and 11/24/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5119.61, 5119.611(A)
Rule Amplifies: 5119.61, 5119.611(A)
Prior Effective Dates: 10/1/03, 7/1/09