5124.081 Resident's cause of action for breach.

An ICF/IID resident has a cause of action against the provider of the ICF/IID for breach of the provider agreement obligations or other duties imposed by section 5124.08 of the Revised Code. The action may be commenced by the resident, or on the resident's behalf by the resident's sponsor, by the filing of a civil action in the court of common pleas of the county in which the ICF/IID is located or in the court of common pleas of Franklin county.

If a court of common pleas finds that a provider has breached a provider agreement obligation or other duty imposed by section 5124.08 of the Revised Code, the court may do one or more of the following:

(A) Enjoin the provider from engaging in the practice;

(B) Order such affirmative relief as may be necessary;

(C) Award to a resident and a sponsor that brings the action on behalf of a resident actual damages, costs, and reasonable attorney's fees.

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