5123.16 Valid supported living certificate required.

(A) As used in sections 5123.16 to 5123.1610 of the Revised Code:

(1) "Applicant" means any of the following:

(a) The chief executive officer of a business that applies under section 5123.161 of the Revised Code for a certificate to provide supported living;

(b) The chief executive officer of a business that seeks renewal of the business's supported living certificate under section 5123.164 of the Revised Code;

(c) An individual who applies under section 5123.161 of the Revised Code for a certificate to provide supported living as an independent provider;

(d) An independent provider who seeks renewal of the independent provider's supported living certificate under section 5123.164 of the Revised Code.

(2)

(a) "Business" means either of the following:

(i) An association, corporation, nonprofit organization, partnership, trust, or other group of persons;

(ii) An individual who employs, directly or through contract, one or more other individuals to provide supported living.

(b) "Business" does not mean an independent provider.

(3) "Criminal records check" has the same meaning as in section 109.572 of the Revised Code.

(4) "Disqualifying offense" means any of the offenses listed or described in divisions (A)(3)(a) to (e) of section 109.572 of the Revised Code.

(5) "Independent provider" means a provider who provides supported living on a self-employed basis and does not employ, directly or through contract, another individual to provide the supported living.

(6) "Provider" means a person or government entity certified by the director of developmental disabilities to provide supported living.

(7) "Minor drug possession offense" has the same meaning as in section 2925.01 of the Revised Code.

(8) "Related party" means any of the following:

(a) In the case of a provider who is an individual, any of the following:

(i) The spouse of the provider;

(ii) A parent or stepparent of the provider or provider's spouse;

(iii) A child of the provider or provider's spouse;

(iv) A sibling, half sibling, or stepsibling of the provider or provider's spouse;

(v) A grandparent of the provider or provider's spouse;

(vi) A grandchild of the provider or provider's spouse;

(vii) An employee or employer of the provider or provider's spouse.

(b) In the case of a provider that is a person other than an individual, any of the following:

(i) An employee of the person;

(ii) An officer of the provider, including the chief executive officer, president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer;

(iii) A member of the provider's board of directors or trustees;

(iv) A person owning a financial interest of five per cent or more in the provider;

(v) A corporation that has a subsidiary relationship with the provider;

(vi) A person or government entity that has control over the provider's day-to-day operation;

(vii) A person over which the provider has control of the day-to-day operation.

(c) In the case of a provider that is a government entity, any of the following:

(i) An employee of the provider;

(ii) An officer of the provider;

(iii) A member of the provider's governing board;

(iv) A government entity that has control over the provider's day-to-day operation;

(v) A person or government entity over which the provider has control of the day-to-day operation.

(B) No person or government entity may provide supported living without a valid supported living certificate issued by the director of developmental disabilities.

(C) A county board of developmental disabilities may provide supported living only to the extent permitted by rules adopted under section 5123.1610 of the Revised Code.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 1/1/2013.

Amended by 128th General Assemblych.127, SB 79, §1, eff. 10/6/2009.

Effective Date: 07-01-2005; 2007 HB119 06-30-2007