Rule 3701-16-03.1 | Expedited inspections.
(A) For purposes of this rule, "inspection" may be conducted either in-person or on-line using remote conferencing technology.
(B) An applicant for licensure as a residential care facility may request an expedited initial licensure inspection by providing the department of health with the following:
(1) A complete initial residential care facility application and fee required by paragraph (A) of rule 3701-16-03 of the Administrative Code;
(a) An application will be deemed complete when the department verifies all information contained therein is complete and accurate and meets the requirements of paragraph (B) of rule 3701-16-03 of the Administrative Code;
(b) An applicant may elect an expedited initial licensure inspection on the initial residential care facility application and, if electing such an inspection, provide a fee in addition to that required by paragraph (A) of rule 3701-16-03 of the Administrative Code, in the amount of two thousand two hundred fifty dollars; and
(2) Notice of readiness for inspection.
(C) The operator of an existing residential care facility that is seeking approval to increase or decrease the residential care facility's licensed capacity or to make any other change for which the director requires a licensing inspection to be conducted may request an expedited licensure inspection by providing the department of health with the following:
(1) A written notice in accordance with paragraph (E) of of rule 3701-16-03 of the Administrative Code that includes, if applicable:
(a) A floor plan of the area, including beds;
(b) The results of the inspection by the state fire marshal or a township, municipal, or other legally constituted fire department approved by the marshal for the area; and
(c) A certificate of occupancy for the area;
(2) A fee in the amount of two thousand two hundred fifty dollars; and
(3) Notice of readiness.
(D) A fee collected by the department pursuant to this rule shall be deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the general operations fund created by section 3701.83 of the Revised Code, and the fee shall not be refunded.
(E) Upon receipt of a completed request for expedited inspection made pursuant to this paragraph (B) or (C) of this rule, the department will commence an inspection of the residential care facility not later than ten business days. Inspections under this rule will be scheduled in the order in which the request for expedited inspection is determined to be complete.
(F) If the residential care facility does not meet the requirements for licensure upon the initial inspection requested under paragraph (B) of this rule, the department of health may deny the license.
(G) If an existing residential care facility does not meet the requirements for licensure upon the expedited inspection requested under paragraph (C) of this rule, the department of health may refuse to approve the increase or decrease in capacity, or refuse to license the previously unlicensed space.
Last updated May 16, 2022 at 8:21 AM