Admission to a veterans' home operated by the Ohio veterans' homes shall be subject to the following provisions:
(A) Any person admitted to a veterans' home shall have had a principal place of residence in Ohio for one year.
(B) Any person admitted to a veterans' home shall have received their most recent discharge under honorable conditions from military service. Any person admitted shall have served as a member of the armed services of the United States, Ohio national guard or naval militia, during a war, or a period of conflict as determined by the United States department of veterans' affairs.
(C) A veteran applying for admission to a veterans' home who otherwise meets the criteria for admission shall not be admitted:
(1) If, in the opinion of the home's medical director, the home to which the veteran is seeking admission does not provide care adequate to meet the physical, mental, or psycho-social needs of the veteran; or
(2) If the veteran, by virtue of one or more criminal convictions for violent crimes and/or sex crimes, has demonstrated that he or she represents a substantial risk of harm to the health, safety, or well-being of residents, their families, visitors, volunteers or Ohio veterans' homes staff.
(D) Admission of an applicant with service during a war, or armed conflict as determined by the United States department of veterans' affairs, shall be only upon the determination of a licensed physician of a disability by reason of disease, wounds, or otherwise which prevents the applicant from earning his living and subsequent confirmation of each determination by a physician appointed by the Ohio veterans' homes. Admission of an applicant with service in the Ohio national guard or naval militia shall be only upon the determination of a licensed physician that such applicant, in the line and discharge of duty in such service, has lost an arm, leg, or eyesight, or has otherwise become permanently disabled from any cause and is unable to support himself; such determination shall be subject to subsequent confirmation by a physician appointed by the Ohio veterans' homes.
(E) Qualified veterans who had previously been residents at a veterans' home may apply for re-admission to the same or another veterans' home, however, any unpaid assessment arrearage that had accrued during the resident's prior period of residence must be paid in full prior to re-admission.
(F) Priority of admission to an Ohio veterans' home or assignment to a position on the waiting list shall be based upon the receipt of an approved application meeting the requirements set forth in this rule without regard to the income of an applicant or to his ability to pay assessed fees, provided, however, that priority of admission shall be given to applicants who served in Ohio military organizations.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/11/2015 and 08/01/2021
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: ORC 5907.04
Rule Amplifies: ORC 5907.04
Prior Effective Dates: 12/1/82, 7/23/92, 3/1/99, 2/12/01, 1/1/06