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Rule 3701-19-05 | Inspections.


(A) Prior to issuing an initial license for a hospice care program, the director shall conduct an announced inspection of the applicant's facilities and services.

(B) The director shall conduct an unannounced inspection of each licensed hospice care program at a minimum frequency of once every three years. The director may conduct additional inspections of any licensed hospice care program at any other time the director considers necessary including, but not limited to, investigation of complaints.

(C) The fees for inspections conducted by the director pursuant to section 3712.03 of the Revised Code and paragraphs (A) and (B) of this rule shall be as follows:

(1) Licensure inspection fee of one thousand six hundred twenty five dollars;

(2) Complaint inspection fee of eight hundred fifty dollars;

(3) Follow-up inspection fee of three hundred fifty dollars; and

(4) Desk audit or compliance review inspection fee of two hundred fifty dollars.

(D) For purposes of inspections by the director, each hospice care program shall provide access to its premises and staff at all times and to pertinent records upon request. The program shall ensure that the director has access to all parts of its facilities, services, and records, including the inpatient facilities operated by or under contract with the program. The inspections may include visits to hospice patients' homes and direct interaction with patients and their families, with the patients' or families' consent.

(E) If an inspection of an applicant's hospice care program or of a licensed hospice care program reveals a violation or violations of Chapter 3712. of the Revised Code or of Chapter 3701-19 or 3701-13 of the Administrative Code, the director, at their discretion, may require submission of a plan of correction for each violation. The hospice care program shall submit the plan within ten calendar days after receiving the director's notification that a plan of correction is required.

(F) When a hospice care program provides services at more than one location under one license, a violation found at any location shall constitute a violation for the entire hospice care program.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3712.03
Amplifies: 3712.03, 3712.04, 3712.05, 3712.06
Five Year Review Date: 1/13/2025
Prior Effective Dates: 12/31/1990, 10/17/1999, 1/1/2005, 10/12/2009, 2/15/2015