After a patient's admittance to a hospital, the department of mental health shall conduct a financial assessment to determine whether the patient, patient's estate, or liable relative will be charged an amount discounted from the amount the department charges under section 5121.33 of the Revised Code. The department shall make the determination in accordance with sections 5121.40 and 5121.41 of the Revised Code.
If a discounted rate is to be charged, the department shall notify the person whose financial condition was assessed. The notice shall specify the per diem rate to be charged.
In accordance with section 5121.42 of the Revised Code, the department may, at any time, modify an amount charged or change the per diem rate to be charged if the department learns of countable assets or income that was not previously disclosed or was acquired after the assessment was conducted. Within a reasonable time, the department shall notify in writing any person affected by a modification or change.
Effective Date: 01-01-2006