Whenever a nursing facility receives a statement of deficiencies under section 5111.42 of the Revised Code, the facility shall submit to the department of health for its approval a plan of correction for each finding cited in the statement. The plan shall describe the actions the facility will take to correct each finding and specify the date by which each finding will be corrected. In the case of a finding cited pursuant to division (E) of section 5111.41 of the Revised Code, the plan shall describe the actions the facility took to correct the finding and the date on which it was corrected.
The department shall approve any plan that conforms to the requirements for approval of plans of corrections established in the regulations, guidelines, and procedures issued by the United States secretary of health and human services under Titles XVIII and XIX of the "Social Security Act," 49 Stat. 620 (1935), 42 U.S.C.A. 301, as amended. The department also shall approve any modification of an existing plan submitted by a facility, if the plan as modified conforms to those regulations, guidelines, and procedures. The department shall not reject a facility's plan of correction or modification on the ground that the facility disputes the finding, if the plan is reasonably calculated to correct the finding.
A facility that complies with this section shall not be considered to have admitted the existence of a finding cited by the department.
Effective Date: 12-13-1990