5122-35-02 Certification.

(A) An AAA is authorized to certify a home located within its PSA. In order to provide assurance that state monies are used to support only suitable adult foster home placements, an AAA shall only certify a home as an adult foster home if it determines that home is compliant with all the standards set forth in rules 5122-35-03 to 5122-35-07 of the Administrative Code.

(B) Once every two years after the initial certification, the AAA shall again determine whether a home is compliant with rules 5122-35-03 to 5122-35-07 of the Administrative Code.

(C) The AAA may require a certified adult foster home to submit to a reinspection during the period in which the certification is in effect.

(D) The department of mental health and the AAA shall exercise the right to conduct unannounced on-site reviews of certified adult foster homes at any time to evaluate any resident complaints, imminent health concerns, or safety issues.

(E) The AAA may extend the certification period of an adult foster home two months past the expiration date of the issued certification if the adult foster home operator is in the process of recertification.

(F) At least sixty days before the expiration date of certification, the AAA shall notify the operator by mail that the certification is due to expire. No more than sixty days after an initial certification or recertification visit, the AAA shall issue to the adult foster home operator a written report that includes a list of all non-compliance findings against the home. No more than sixty days after the date the report is mailed by the AAA, the adult foster home operator shall submit to the AAA a plan of action for correcting all of the non-compliance findings.

Effective: 02/17/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/30/2011 and 02/17/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5119.692
Rule Amplifies: 5119.692
Prior Effective Dates: 2-1-1994 (Emer.), 5-3-1994, 4-26-1998, 7-13-2003, 1-1-2008