The director of health may not deny a nursing home license to a facility seeking a license under this chapter as a nursing home on the grounds that the facility does not satisfy a requirement established in rules adopted under section 3721.04 of the Revised Code regarding the toilet rooms and dining and recreational areas of nursing homes if all of the following requirements are met:
(A) The facility seeks a license under this chapter because it is a county home or district home being sold under section 5155.31 of the Revised Code to a person who may not operate the facility without a nursing home license under this chapter.
(B) The requirement would not have applied to the facility had the facility been a nursing home first licensed under this chapter before October 20, 2001.
(C) The facility was a nursing facility, as defined in section 5111.20 of the Revised Code, on the date immediately preceding the date the facility is sold to the person seeking the license.
Effective Date: 2008 HB125 06-25-2008