(1) The department of aging may charge annual fees to long-term care facilities for the publication of the Ohio long-term care consumer guide. The department may contract with any person or government entity to collect the fees on its behalf. All fees collected under this section shall be deposited in accordance with division (B) of this section.
(2) The annual fees charged under this section shall not exceed the following amounts:
(a) Six hundred fifty dollars for each long-term care facility that is a nursing home;
(b) Three hundred dollars for each long-term care facility that is a residential care facility.
(3) Fees paid by a long-term care facility that is a nursing facility shall be reimbursed through the medicaid program operated under Chapter 5111. of the Revised Code.
(B) There is hereby created in the state treasury the long-term care consumer guide fund. Money collected from the fees charged for the publication of the Ohio long-term care consumer guide under division (A) of this section shall be credited to the fund. The department shall use money in the fund for costs associated with publishing the Ohio long-term care consumer guide, including, but not limited to, costs incurred in conducting or providing for the conduct of customer satisfaction surveys.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28,HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.
Effective Date: 09-29-2005