Rule 5122-14-06 | Waivers and variances.
(A) An inpatient psychiatric service provider may submit a dated, written request to the department for a waiver or variance. The written request must clearly state the licensure rule of the waiver/variance request, the rationale and need for the requested waiver or variance, and the consequence of not receiving approval of the request.
(B) Upon receipt of a written request for a waiver or variance that provides a clear and valid statement of need, the department in its discretion may grant a waiver or variance for a period of time determined by the department but that shall not exceed the expiration date of the current license.
(C) The department shall acknowledge and respond to the waiver/variance request within thirty days of receipt by the department.