(A) The director of health shall accept, for review under section 3702.52 of the Revised Code, certificate of need applications for an increase in beds in an existing nursing home if all of the following conditions are met:
(1) The proposed increase is attributable solely to a relocation of licensed nursing home beds from an existing nursing home to another existing nursing home located in a county that is contiguous to the county from which the beds are to be relocated;
(2) Not more than a total of thirty nursing home beds are proposed for relocation to the same existing nursing home regardless of the number of applications filed. Once the cumulative total of beds relocated under this section to a nursing home reaches thirty, no further applications under this section will be accepted until the period of monitoring specified in division (E) of section 3702.52 of the Revised Code of the most recent reviewable activity implemented under this section has expired;
(3) After the proposed relocation, there will be existing nursing home beds remaining in the county from which the beds are relocated;
(4) The beds are proposed to be licensed as nursing home beds under Chapter 3721. of the Revised Code.
(B) The director shall accept applications described in division (A) of this section at any time.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.
Added by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.