5165.67 Survey results.

The results of a survey of a nursing facility that is conducted under section 5165.64 of the Revised Code, including any statement of deficiencies and all findings and deficiencies cited in the statement on the basis of the survey, shall be used solely to determine the nursing facility's compliance with certification requirements or with this chapter or another chapter of the Revised Code. Those results of a survey, that statement of deficiencies, and the findings and deficiencies cited in that statement shall not be used in either of the following:

(A) Any court or in any action or proceeding that is pending in any court and are not admissible in evidence in any action or proceeding unless that action or proceeding is an appeal of an administrative action by the department of medicaid or contracting agency under this chapter or is an action by any department or agency of the state to enforce this chapter or another chapter of the Revised Code;

(B) An advertisement, unless the advertisement includes all of the following:

(1) The date the survey was conducted;

(2) A statement that the department of health conducts a survey of all nursing facilities at least once every fifteen months;

(3) If a finding or deficiency cited in the statement of deficiencies has been substantially corrected, a statement that the finding or deficiency has been substantially corrected and the date that the finding or deficiency was substantially corrected;

(4) The number of findings and deficiencies cited in the statement of deficiencies on the basis of the survey;

(5) The average number of findings and deficiencies cited in a statement of deficiencies on the basis of a survey conducted under section 5165.64 of the Revised Code during the same calendar year as the survey used in the advertisement;

(6) A statement that the advertisement is neither authorized nor endorsed by the department or any other government agency.

Nothing in this section prohibits the results of a survey, a statement of deficiencies, or the findings and deficiencies cited in that statement on the basis of the survey under this section from being used in a criminal investigation or prosecution.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 290, §1, eff. 3/23/2015.

Renumbered from § 5111.411 by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Effective Date: 11-07-2002