Section 5123.196 | Maximum number of beds.
(A) Except as provided in division (E) of this section, the director of developmental disabilities shall not issue a license under section 5123.19 of the Revised Code on or after July 1, 2003, if issuance will result in there being more beds in all residential facilities licensed under that section than is permitted under division (B) of this section.
(B) The maximum number of beds for the purpose of division (A) of this section shall not exceed ten thousand eight hundred thirty-eight minus, except as provided in division (C) of this section, both of the following:
(1) The number of such beds that cease to be residential facility beds on or after July 1, 2003, because a residential facility license is revoked, terminated, or not renewed for any reason or is surrendered in accordance with section 5123.19 of the Revised Code;
(2) The number of such beds for which a licensee voluntarily converts to use for supported living on or after July 1, 2003.
(C) The director is not required to reduce the maximum number of beds pursuant to division (B) of this section by a bed that ceases to be a residential facility bed if the director determines that the bed is needed to provide services to an individual with mental retardation or a developmental disability who resided in the residential facility in which the bed was located.
(D) The director shall maintain an up-to-date written record of the maximum number of residential facility beds provided for by division (B) of this section.
(E) The director may issue an interim license under division (S) of section 5123.19 of the Revised Code and issue, pursuant to rules adopted under division (H)(11) of that section, a waiver allowing a residential facility to admit more residents than the facility is licensed to admit regardless of whether the interim license or waiver will result in there being more beds in all residential facilities licensed under that section than is permitted under division (B) of this section.