Section 173.39 | Community-based long-term care - provider certification for payment.
(1) "Provider" means a person or government entity that provides community-based long-term care services under a program the department of aging administers. "Provider" includes a person or government entity that provides home and community-based services to older adults through the PASSPORT program as defined in section 173.51 of the Revised Code.
(2) "Community-based long-term care services" has the same meaning as in section 173.14 of the Revised Code.
(B) Except as provided in section 173.392 of the Revised Code, the department of aging may not pay a provider for providing community-based long-term care services under a program the department administers unless the provider is certified under section 173.391 of the Revised Code and provides the services.