The department of mental health and any institutions under its supervision or jurisdiction shall, where applicable, be in substantial compliance with standards set forth for psychiatric facilities by the joint commission on accreditation of health care organizations or medical assistance standards under Title XIX of the "Social Security Act," 49 Stat. 620 (1935), 42 U.S.C. 301, as amended, or other applicable standards, except that the department and any institution under its supervision or jurisdiction shall be in substantial compliance with standards for physical facilities and equipment by July 1, 1989. The requirements of this section do not apply to any facility designated by the director of mental health for use as a psychiatric rehabilitation center.
The requirements of this section are in addition to any other requirements established by the Revised Code and nothing in this section shall be construed to limit any rights, privileges, protections, or immunities which may exist under the constitution and laws of the United States or this state.
Effective Date: 07-01-1988