Section 5162.66 | Residents protection fund.
As used in this section, "deficiency" has the same meaning as in section 5165.60 of the Revised Code.
The proceeds of all fines, including interest, collected under sections 5165.60 to 5165.89 of the Revised Code shall be deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the residents protection fund, which is hereby created. The proceeds of all fines, including interest, collected under section 173.42 of the Revised Code shall be deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the residents protection fund.
Money in the fund shall be used for the protection of the health or property of residents of nursing facilities in which the department of health finds deficiencies, including payment for the costs of relocation of residents to other facilities, maintenance of operation of a facility pending correction of deficiencies or closure, and reimbursement of residents for the loss of money managed by the facility under section 3721.15 of the Revised Code. Money in the fund may also be used to make payments under section 5165.78 of the Revised Code.
The fund shall be maintained and administered by the department of medicaid under rules developed in consultation with the departments of health and aging and adopted under section 5162.02 of the Revised Code. The rules shall be adopted in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.