(A) In accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, the director of health shall adopt, and may amend and rescind, rules:
(1) Providing for the licensing of persons or public agencies providing pediatric respite care programs within this state by the department of health and for the suspension and revocation of licenses;
(2) Establishing a license fee and license renewal fee for pediatric respite care programs, neither of which shall, except as provided in division (B) of this section, exceed six hundred dollars. The fees shall cover the three-year period during which an existing license is valid as provided in division (B) of section 3712.041 of the Revised Code.
(3) Establishing an inspection fee not to exceed, except as provided in division (B) of this section, one thousand seven hundred fifty dollars;
(4) Establishing requirements for pediatric respite care program facilities and services;
(5) Providing for the granting of licenses to provide pediatric respite care programs to persons and public agencies that are accredited or certified to provide such programs by an entity whose standards for accreditation or certification equal or exceed those provided for licensure under this chapter and rules adopted under it;
(6) Establishing interpretive guidelines for each rule adopted under this section.
(B) Subject to the approval of the controlling board, the director of health may establish fees in excess of the maximum amounts specified in this section, provided that the fees do not exceed those amounts by greater than fifty per cent.
(C) The department of health shall:
(1) Grant, suspend, and revoke licenses for pediatric respite care programs in accordance with this chapter and rules adopted under it;
(2) Make such inspections as are necessary to determine whether pediatric respite care program facilities and services meet the requirements of this chapter and rules adopted under it; and
(3) Implement and enforce provisions of this chapter and rules adopted under it as such provisions apply to pediatric respite care programs.
Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.194, HB 303, §1, eff. 3/20/2013.