5124.08 Provider agreements with ICF/IID providers.

(A) Every provider agreement with an ICF/IID provider shall do both of the following:

(1) Except as provided by division (B) of this section, include any part of the ICF/IID that meets federal and state standards for medicaid certification;

(2) Prohibit the provider from doing either of the following:

(a) Discriminating against a resident on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, or national origin;

(b) Subject to division (D) of this section, failing or refusing to do either of the following:

(i) Admit as a resident of the ICF/IID an individual because the individual is, or may (as a resident of the ICF/IID) become, a medicaid recipient if less than eighty per cent of the ICF/IID's residents are medicaid recipients;

(ii) Retain as a resident of the ICF/IID an individual because the individual is, or may (as a resident of the ICF/IID) become, a medicaid recipient.

(B) Unless otherwise required by federal law, an ICF/IID bed is not required to be included in a provider agreement if the bed is designated for respite care under a medicaid waiver component operated pursuant to a waiver sought under section 5166.20 of the Revised Code.

(C) For the purpose of division (A)(2)(b)(ii) of this section, a medicaid recipient who is a resident of an ICF/IID shall be considered a resident of the ICF/IID during any hospital stays totaling less than twenty-five days during any twelve-month period. A medicaid recipient identified by the department of developmental disabilities or its designee as requiring the level of care of an ICF/IID shall not be subject to a maximum period of absences during which the recipient is considered to be an ICF/IID resident if prior authorization of the department for visits with relatives and friends and participation in therapeutic programs is obtained in accordance with rules adopted under section 5124.03 of the Revised Code.

(D) Nothing in this section shall bar a provider from doing any of the following:

(1) If the provider is a religious organization operating a religious or denominational ICF/IID, giving preference to persons of the same religion or denomination;

(2) Giving preference to persons with whom the provider has contracted to provide continuing care;

(3) Retaining residents who have resided in the provider's ICF/IID for not less than one year as private pay residents and who subsequently become medicaid recipients but refusing to admit as a resident an individual who is, or may (as a resident of the ICF/IID) become, a medicaid recipient, if all of the following apply:

(a) The provider does not refuse to retain a resident who has resided in the provider's ICF/IID for not less than one year as a private pay resident because the resident becomes a medicaid recipient, except as necessary to comply with division (D)(3)(b) of this section.

(b) The number of medicaid recipients retained under division (D)(3) of this section does not at any time exceed ten per cent of all the ICF/IID's residents.

(c) On July 1, 1980, all the ICF/IID's residents were private pay residents.

(E) No provider shall violate the provider agreement obligations imposed by this section.

History. Added by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.