(A) If the department of health cites a deficiency or deficiencies that was not substantially corrected before a survey and that does not constitute a severity level four finding or create immediate jeopardy, the department of job and family services or a contracting agency shall permit the nursing facility to continue participating in the medical assistance program for up to six months after the exit interview, if all of the following apply:
(1) The facility meets the requirements, established in regulations issued by the United States secretary of health and human services under Title XIX of the "Social Security Act," 49 Stat. 620 (1935), 42 U.S.C.A. 301, as amended, for certification of nursing facilities that have a deficiency.
(2) The department of health has approved a plan of correction submitted by the facility under section 5111.43 of the Revised Code for each deficiency.
(3) The provider agrees to repay the department of job and family services, in accordance with section 5111.58 of the Revised Code, the federal share of all payments made by the department to the facility during the six-month period following the exit interview if the facility does not within the six-month period substantially correct the deficiency or deficiencies in accordance with the plan of correction submitted under section 5111.43 of the Revised Code.
(B) If any of the conditions in divisions (A)(1) to (3) of this section do not apply, the department of job and family services or contracting agency shall issue an order terminating the facility's participation in the medical assistance program. An order issued under this division is subject to appeal under Chapter 119. of the Revised Code. The order shall not take effect prior to the later of the thirtieth day after it is delivered to the facility or, if the order is appealed, the date on which a final adjudication order upholding the termination becomes effective pursuant to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.
(C) At the time the department of job and family services or contracting agency issues an order under division (B) of this section terminating a nursing facility's participation in the medical assistance program, it may also impose, subject to section 5111.50 of the Revised Code, other remedies under sections 5111.46 to 5111.48 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 07-01-2000