October 1 application deadline approaches for Ohio home care agencies – Health

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The Ohio Department of Health (“ODH”) released applications for Skilled, Non-Medical Home Care Licenses, which are now required under HB 110, now codified as RC 3740 and. second. Agencies providing skilled home health care, non-medical home health/personal care services, and non-medical non-medical home health/personal care service providers will need to be licensed as of October 1, 2022. duly completed must be sent to the ODH before October 1st. , 2022, in less than a month.

The ODH will consider all completed applications filed before October 1, 2022 to be timely and compliant with the licensing requirements of RC 3740. However, anyone operating a home care agency or providing non- agency without completing the application by October 1, 2022 may be subject to criminal prosecution. Now is the time to start compiling all of the documents needed to complete your licensure application.

What we know:

  • All agency providers whose primary function is to provide skilled nursing, physiotherapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and medical social services to a patient at the place of residence used as the patient’s domicile will be required to have a license.

  • All agency providers whose primary function is to provide home care services to a patient at the place of residence used as the patient’s domicile will be required to be licensed.

  • Agencies that have multiple “sub-units” that are semi-autonomous and have separate oversight or administration, will need separate licenses from the parent organization.

  • Agencies operating in other states that wish to provide services to Ohio patients will need to establish an administrative office in Ohio before submitting an application for licensure.

  • Non-agency providers who provide skilled care, home support services, or personal care services to a patient at a place of residence used as the patient’s home will be required to be licensed.

Requirements for obtaining a permit:

  • Qualified agencies and non-agency providers1
    • Documentation showing certification for Medicare participation, national accreditation, or certification by the Department of Aging, or deemed accredited

    • Proof of provision of services prior to effective date or bond

    • Names, address, phone number of business and owners, list of services provided and description of geographical areas


  • Non-medical agencies and out-of-agency providers
    • Name, address and business phone number of agency and owners

    • Company name if applicable and all documents filed with the Secretary of State

    • List of all non-medical home health care services provided, along with policies and procedures related to those services

    • Declaration indicating days and hours of operation

    • Criminal Record Check Information

    • Fingerprints of non-agency provider or primary agency owner

    • Proof of provision of services prior to effective date or bond

The application process

Completed applications must be submitted to ODH by October 1, 2022 in order to comply with Ohio law. Will your application be ready to file on time?

Footnote

1 Non-agency providers is a legally defined term. It excludes immediate family carers, those caring for no more than two people at a time, volunteers, child care providers and carers certified by the Department of Developmental Disabilities.

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