(A) No person and no political subdivision, agency, or instrumentality of this state shall operate a hospital unless it is certified under Title XVIII of the "Social Security Act," 49 Stat. 620 (1935), 42 U.S.C. 301, as amended, or is accredited by a national accrediting organization approved by the centers for medicare and medicaid services.
(B) No person and no political subdivision, agency, or instrumentality of this state shall hold out as a hospital any health facility that is not certified or accredited as required in division (A) of this section.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9,HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.
Effective Date: 03-03-1984; 2008 SB279 01-06-2009