173.393 Provider evaluation records as public records.

(A) Except as provided in division (B) of this section, the records of an evaluation conducted in accordance with rules adopted under division (B)(2) of section 173.391 of the Revised Code are public records for purposes of section 149.43 of the Revised Code and shall be made available on request of any person, including individuals receiving or seeking community-based long-term care services under a program the department of aging administers.

(B) A part of a record of an evaluation that is otherwise available as a public record under division (A) of this section is not available as a public record if its release would violate a federal or state statute, regulation, or rule, including regulations adopted by the United States department of health and human services to implement the health information privacy provisions of the "Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996," 110 Stat. 1955, 42 U.S.C. 1320d , et seq., as amended.

Effective Date: 09-29-2005