Ohio Department of Health Releases Draft Rules for Licensure of Nonmedical Home Services and Skilled Home Health for Comment
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has released several new rules and revised a few existing rules in Chapter 3701-60 of the Ohio Administrative Code to implement the state’s new licensure requirements.
ODH has requested comments on these new rules be submitted no later than September 9, 2022. Comments may be emailed to ODHRules@odh.ohio.gov. Please include the words “Skilled and Nonmedical Home Health Services” in the subject line of your email.
As a reminder, requirements for licensure include:
•Submission of a Skilled or Nonmedical Home Health Services application.
•Submission of certification or accreditation documents where applicable.
•Payment of $250 license fee.
•Payment of a surety bond for providers who did not provide care prior to September 30, 2021.
•Continued requirement to check state and national databases for direct care employees.
•Continued requirement to obtain criminal records check for direct care employees.
•Continued requirement to apply exclusion criteria for individuals convicted of specified crimes.
Access the draft licensure rules here.