3702.512 Addition of twenty or fewer long-term care beds not reviewable.

(A) Except as provided in division (B) of this section, the addition of twenty or fewer long-term care beds to a nursing home is not a reviewable activity under sections 3702.51 to 3702.62 of the Revised Code, and therefore does not require a certificate of need, if all of the following apply:

(1) The nursing home is licensed under section 3721.02 of the Revised Code or by a political subdivision certified under section 3721.09 of the Revised Code;

(2) The nursing home does not participate in medicare or medicaid;

(3) All of the long-term care beds being added to the nursing home are to be used solely for the provision of palliative care, as defined in section 3712.01 of the Revised Code.

(B) The continued use of long-term care beds added to a nursing home under this section is a reviewable activity under sections 3702.51 to 3702.62 of the Revised Code if either of the following occurs:

(1) Certification to participate in medicare or medicaid is granted for the nursing home or the part of the nursing home that includes the long-term care beds that were added;

(2) The nursing home to which the long-term care beds were added is sold.

(C) A nursing home that had added twenty long-term care beds under this section may add no additional long-term care beds under this section.

Cite as R.C. § 3702.512

Added by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 470, §1, eff. 3/21/2017.