(A) Every person or public agency that proposes to provide a hospice care program shall apply to the department of health for a license. Application shall be made on forms prescribed and provided by the department, shall include such information as the department requires, and shall be accompanied by the license fee established by rules of the director of health adopted under division (A) of section 3712.03 of the Revised Code.
The department shall grant a license to the applicant if the applicant is in compliance with this chapter and rules adopted under it.
(B) A license granted under this section shall be valid for three years. Application for renewal of a license shall be made at least ninety days before the expiration of the license in the same manner as for an initial license. The department shall renew the license if the applicant meets the requirements of this chapter and rules adopted under it.
(C) Subject to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, the department may suspend or revoke a license if the licensee made any material misrepresentation in the application for the license or no longer meets the requirements of this chapter or rules adopted under it.
(D) A hospital, nursing home, home for the aged, county medical care facility, or other health facility or agency that provides a hospice care program shall be licensed to provide a hospice care program under this section.
(E) A nursing home licensed under Chapter 3721. of the Revised Code that does not hold itself out to be a hospice, does not hold itself out as providing a hospice care program, does not use the term hospice to describe or refer to its activities or facilities, and that does not provide all of the services enumerated in division (A) of section 3712.01 of the Revised Code is not subject to the licensing provisions of this chapter.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127,HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.
Effective Date: 03-01-1987