5165.68 [Effective Until 9/15/2014] Statement of deficiencies.

(A) Not later than ten days after an exit interview, the department of health shall deliver to the nursing facility a detailed statement, titled a statement of deficiencies, setting forth all findings and deficiencies cited on the basis of the survey, including any finding cited pursuant to division (E) of section 5165.66 of the Revised Code. The statement shall indicate the severity and scope level of each finding and fully describe the incidents or other facts that form the basis of the department's determination of the existence of each finding and deficiency. A failure by the survey team to completely disclose in the exit interview every finding that may result from the survey does not affect the validity of any finding or deficiency cited in the statement of deficiencies. On request of the facility, the department shall provide a copy of any written worksheet or other document produced by the survey team in making recommendations regarding scope and severity levels of findings and deficiencies.

(B) At the same time the department of health delivers a statement of deficiencies, it also shall deliver to the facility a separate written notice that states all of the following:

(1) That the department of medicaid or a contracting agency will issue an order under section 5165.84 of the Revised Code denying payment for any medicaid eligible residents admitted on and after the effective date of the order if the facility does not substantially correct, within ninety days after the exit interview, the deficiency or deficiencies cited in the statement of deficiencies in accordance with the plan of correction it submitted under section 5165.69 of the Revised Code;

(2) If a condition of substandard care has been cited on the basis of a standard survey and a condition of substandard care was also cited on the immediately preceding standard survey, that the department of medicaid or a contracting agency will issue an order under section 5165.84 of the Revised Code denying payment for any medicaid eligible residents admitted on and after the effective date of the order if a condition of substandard care is cited on the basis of the next standard survey;

(3) That the department of medicaid or a contracting agency will issue an order under section 5165.88 of the Revised Code terminating the facility's participation in the medicaid program if either of the following applies:

(a) The facility does not substantially correct the deficiency or deficiencies in accordance with the plan of correction it submitted under section 5165.69 of the Revised Code within six months after the exit interview.

(b) The facility substantially corrects the deficiency or deficiencies within the six-month period, but after correcting it, the department of health, based on a follow-up survey conducted during the remainder of the six-month period, determines that the facility has failed to maintain compliance with certification requirements.

History. Renumbered from § 5111.42 by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Effective Date: 07-01-2000

Note: This section is set out twice. See also § 5165.68 , as amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 483, §101.01, eff. 9/15/2014.