This week, the Ohio Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) determined that the proposed rules to regulate Skilled and Non-Medical Home Health Services in the state, as set forth in Chapter 3701-60 of the Ohio Administrative Code, could be “final filed” by ODH as early as January 12, 2023. Being “final filed” is the last step in the rule making process and makes the rules final and enforceable.
Once the rules are final and enforceable, all Non-Medical Home Health Services providers will be required to obtain a license.
You may view a video of this hearing here.
HCAOA has worked closely with ODH throughout the rulemaking process and has helped shape their form and eventual effect on the industry.
In anticipation of this hearing, HCAOA again submitted a letter with comments which requested that any rule issued should allow for a waiver of licensure requirements if an agency is accredited by ACHC, CHAP, or the Joint Commission.
HCAOA will continue to monitor this rulemaking and will keep you posted as the process develops.