3702.511 Reviewable activities relating to long-term care facilities.

(A) Except as provided in division (B) of this section, the following activities are reviewable under sections 3702.51 to 3702.62 of the Revised Code:

(1) Establishment, development, or construction of a new long-term care facility;

(2) Replacement of an existing long-term care facility;

(3) Renovation of or addition to a long-term care facility that involves a capital expenditure of two million dollars or more, not including expenditures for equipment, staffing, or operational costs;

(4) Either of the following changes in long-term care bed capacity:

(a) An increase in bed capacity;

(b) A relocation of beds from one physical facility or site to another, excluding relocation of beds within a long-term care facility or among buildings of a long-term care facility at the same site.

(5) Any change in the bed capacity or site, or any other failure to conduct a reviewable activity in substantial accordance with the approved application for which a certificate of need concerning long-term care beds was granted, if the change is made within five years after the implementation of the reviewable activity for which the certificate was granted;

(6) Expenditure of more than one hundred ten per cent of the maximum expenditure specified in a certificate of need concerning long-term care beds.

(B) The following activities are not subject to review under sections 3702.51 to 3702.62 of the Revised Code:

(1) Acquisition of computer hardware or software;

(2) Acquisition of a telephone system;

(3) Construction or acquisition of parking facilities;

(4) Correction of cited deficiencies that constitute an imminent threat to public health or safety and are in violation of federal, state, or local fire, building, or safety statutes, ordinances, rules, or regulations;

(5) Acquisition of an existing long-term care facility that does not involve a change in the number of the beds;

(6) Mergers, consolidations, or other corporate reorganizations of long-term care facilities that do not involve a change in the number of beds;

(7) Construction, repair, or renovation of bathroom facilities;

(8) Construction of laundry facilities, waste disposal facilities, dietary department projects, heating and air conditioning projects, administrative offices, and portions of medical office buildings used exclusively for physician services;

(9) Removal of asbestos from a health care facility.

Only that portion of a project that is described in this division is not reviewable.

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.

Repealed by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §105.01, eff. 10/16/2009.