5168.43 [Renumbered from 3721.511] Waiver of franchise permit fee.

(A) Not later than four months after July 17, 2009, the department of medicaid shall apply to the United States secretary of health and human services for a waiver under the "Social Security Act," section 1903(w)(3)(E), 42 U.S.C. 1396b(w)(3)(E), as necessary to do both of the following regarding the franchise permit fee assessed under section 5168.42 of the Revised Code:

(1) Reduce the franchise permit fee rate to zero dollars for each nursing home licensed under section 3721.02 or 3721.09 of the Revised Code to which either of the following applies:

(a) The nursing home:

(i) Is exempt from state taxation under section 140.08 of the Revised Code or is exempt from state taxation as a home for the aged as defined in section 5701.13 of the Revised Code;

(ii) Is exempt from federal income taxation under section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986;

(iii) Does not participate in medicaid or medicare; and

(iv) Provides services for the life of each resident without regard to the resident's ability to secure payment for the services.

(b) The nursing home:

(i) Has had a written affiliation agreement with a university in this state for education and research related to Alzheimer's disease for each of the twenty years preceding July 17, 2009, and has such an agreement on July 17, 2009;

(ii) Was constructed pursuant to a certificate of need granted under Section 3 of Am. Sub. S.B. 256 of the 116th general assembly; and

(iii) Does not participate in medicaid or medicare.

(2) For each nursing facility with more than two hundred beds certified as nursing facility beds under Title XIX, reduce the franchise permit fee rate for a number of the nursing facility's beds specified by the department to the amount necessary to obtain approval of the waiver sought under this section.

(B) The effective date of the waiver sought under this section shall be the first day of the quarter beginning after the United States secretary approves the waiver.

Renumbered from § 3721.511 by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 7/1/2011.

Added by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 7/1/2009, op. 7/17/2009.

Effective Date: 07-01-2000; 07-01-2005