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Ohio Department of Aging Rule Chapters

Chapter 173-1: Public Information

Chapter 173-1 of the Administrative Code
Public Information

173-1-02 Public hearing notices for rule proposals. (01/01/2017)

173-1-03 Public meetings. (02/10/2019)

Chapter 173-2: Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs)

Chapter 173-2 of the Administrative Code
Area Agencies on Aging

173-2-01 AAAs: introduction and definitions. (01/01/2020)

173-2-02 AAAs: planning and service areas. (01/01/2020)

173-2-03 AAAs: intrastate funding formula (IFF). (01/012020)

173-2-04 AAAs: currently-designated AAAs. (01/012020)

173-2-05 AAAs: designating new AAAs. (01/01/2020)

173-2-06 AAAs: area plans. (01/01/2020)

173-2-07 AAAs: monitoring AAAs and imposing corrective actions upon AAAs. (01/01/2020)

173-2-08 AAAs: de-designating an AAA. (01/012020)

Chapter 173-3: Older Americans Act

Chapter 173-3 of the Administrative Code
Older Americans Act

173-3-01 Older Americans Act: introduction and definitions. (05/08/2020)

173-3-04 Older Americans Act: general requirements for AAA-provider agreements. (05/08/2020)

173-3-05 Older Americans Act: procurement standards. (06/01/2018)

173-3-05.1 Older Americans Act: procurement standards for renewable and multi-year AAA-provider agreements. (08/01/2016)

173-3-06 Older Americans Act: requirements to include in every AAA-provider agreement. (06/01/2018)

173-3-06.1 Older Americans Act: adult day service. (09/01/2016)

173-3-06.2 Older Americans Act: home maintenance and chores. (05/08/2020)

173-3-06.3 Older Americans Act: home modification. (05/08/2020)

173-3-06.4 Older Americans Act: homemaker. (05/08/2020)

173-3-06.5 Older Americans Act: personal care. (05/08/2020)

173-3-06.6 Older Americans Act: transportation. (03/01/2019)

173-3-07 Older Americans Act: consumer contributions. (05/08/2020)

173-3-09 Older Americans Act: administrative hearings for adversely-affected providers. (08/01/2016)

Chapter 173-4: Older Americans Act Nutrition Program

Chapter 173-4 of the Administrative Code
Older Americans Act Nutrition Program

173-4-01 Older Americans Act nutrition program: introduction and definitions. (09/01/2016)

173-4-02 Older Americans Act nutrition program: meals eligible for payment. (09/01/2016)

173-4-03 Older Americans Act nutrition program: consumer enrollment. (09/01/2016)

173-4-04 Older Americans Act nutrition program: procuring for person direction. (09/01/2016)

173-4-05 Older Americans Act nutrition program: nutrition projects. (10/29/2020)

173-4-05.1 Older Americans Act nutrition program: congregate dining projects. (09/01/2016)

173-4-05.2 Older Americans Act nutrition program: home-delivered meals projects. (08/24/2017)

173-4-05.3 Older Americans Act nutrition program: congregate dining projects based in restaurants or grocery stores. (09/01/2016)

173-4-06 Older Americans Act nutrition program: diet orders. (03/01/2017)

173-4-07 Older Americans Act nutrition program: nutrition counseling. (09/01/2016)

173-4-08 Older Americans Act nutrition program: nutrition education. (09/01/2016)

173-4-09 Older Americans Act nutrition program: nutrition health screening. (09/01/2016)

173-4-10 Older Americans Act nutrition program: grocery shopping assistance. (10/29/2020)

173-4-11 Older Americans Act nutrition program: grocery ordering and delivery. (10/29/2020)

Chapter 173-6: Golden Buckeye Program

Chapter 173-6 of the Administrative Code
Golden Buckeye Program

173-6-01 Golden buckeye program: introduction and definitions. (01/01/2017)

173-6-02 Golden buckeye program: eligibility requirements for persons. (01/01/2017)

173-6-03 Golden buckeye program: enrollment process for persons sixty years of age or older. (01/01/2017)

173-6-04 Golden buckeye program: enrollment process for persons eighteen to fifty-nine years of age. (01/01/2017)

173-6-05 Golden buckeye program: business participation agreements. (01/01/2017)

173-6-06 Golden buckeye program: electronic business directory. (01/01/2017)

173-6-07 Golden buckeye program: cardholder records. (01/01/2017)

173-6-08 Golden buckeye program: ODA's administrator. (01/01/2017)

Chapter 173-9: Background Checks for Paid Direct-Care Positions

Chapter 173-9 of the Administrative Code
Background Checks for Paid Direct-Care Positions

173-9-01 Background checks for paid direct-care positions: introduction and definitions. (08/01/2017)

173-9-02 Background checks for paid direct-care positions: applicability. (08/012017)

173-9-03 Background checks for paid direct-care positions: reviewing databases (except for the self-employed). (03/01/2019)

173-9-03.1 Background checks for paid direct-care positions: reviewing databases (for the self-employed). (03/01/2019)

173-9-04 Background checks for paid direct-care positions: when to check criminal records, inform applicants, charge fees, and use forms (except for the self-employed). (08/01/2017)

173-9-04.1 Background checks for paid direct-care positions: when to check criminal records, pay fees, and use forms (for the self-employed). (08/01/2017)

173-9-05 Background checks for paid direct-care positions: conditional hiring. (08/01/2017)

173-9-06 Background checks for paid direct-care positions: disqualifying offenses. (08/01/2017)

173-9-07 Background checks for paid direct-care positions: hiring an applicant, or retaining an employee, who has a disqualifying offense on criminal record. (08/01/2017)

173-9-07.1 Background checks for paid direct-care positions: certifying or entering into a provider agreement with a self-employed provider who has a disqualifying offense on his or her criminal record. (08/01/2017)

173-9-08 Background checks for paid direct-care positions: records: confidentiality and retention. (08/01/2017)

173-9-09 Background checks for paid direct-care positions: immunity from negligent hiring, certification, or provider agreements. (08/01/2017)

173-9-10 Background checks for paid direct-care positions: consequences for failure to comply with this chapter. (05/01/2019)

Chapter 173-11: Senior Facilities Program

Chapter 173-11 of the Administrative Code
Senior Facilities Program

173-11-03 Senior facilities program: application process. (05/01/2019)

Chapter 173-13: Confidential Personal Information

Chapter 173-13 of the Administrative Code
Confidential Personal Information

173-13-01 Confidential personal information: introduction and definitions. (10/01/2020)

173-13-02 Confidential personal information: procedures for accessing CPI. (10/01/2020)

173-13-03 Confidential personal information: valid reasons for accessing CPI. (10/01/2020)

173-13-04 Confidential personal information: statutes and rules. (10/01/2020)

173-13-05 Confidential personal information: restricting and logging access to CPI in computerized personal information systems. (10/01/2020)

Chapter 173-14: Ombudsman

Chapter 173-14 of the Administrative Code
Ombudsman

173-14-01 Definitions. (05/01/2018)

173-14-02 Types of representatives. (05/01/2018)

173-14-03 Duties of the representatives of the office. (05/01/2018)

173-14-04 Hours of professional development required for representatives of the office; certification. (05/01/2018)

173-14-05 The administration of ombudsman professional development. (05/01/2018)

173-14-06 Professional development deadlines. (05/01/2018)

173-14-07 Professional development curricula. (05/01/2018)

173-14-08 Content of orientation; approval of orientation sites. (05/01/2018)

173-14-09 Observation of survey or inspection. (05/01/2018)

173-14-10 Content and administration of examinations. (05/01/2018)

173-14-11 Registration of representatives. (05/01/2018)

173-14-12 Separation of representatives from the office. (05/01/2018)

173-14-13 Continuing education requirements, approval of clock hours, certifying fulfillment. (05/01/2018)

173-14-14 Staffing requirements, staff qualifications and background checks. (04/01/2018)

173-14-15 Conflicts of interest. (05/01/2018)

173-14-16 Complaint-handling protocol. (11/22/2019)

173-14-17 Referral of complaints to the state long-term care ombudsman. (05/01/2018)

173-14-18 Referrals of complaints to other agencies. (05/01/2018)

173-14-19 Case records and reporting of core services. (05/01/2018)

173-14-20 System advocacy. (05/01/2018)

173-14-21 Designated long-term care ombudsman regions. (05/01/2018)

173-14-22 Initial designation of regional long-term care ombudsman programs: standards. (05/01/2018)

173-14-23 Initial designation of regional long-term care ombudsman programs: process. (05/01/2018)

173-14-24 Development of ombudsman plans by all programs. (05/01/2018)

173-14-25 Program review for continued designation. (05/01/2018)

173-14-26 Changes in a regional program's designation status; notice rights; and hearing requirements. (05/01/2018)

173-14-27 Decertification of a representative or removal of a candidate for certification. (05/01/2018)

173-14-28 Bed fee collection guidelines. (08/1/2017)

173-14-29 Response to allegations about ombudsman performance. (05/01/2018)

173-14-30 Alternative to visits during the COVID-19 state of emergency. (06/11/2020)

Chapter 173-38: Assisted Living Program (Medicaid-Funded Component)

Chapter 173-38 of the Administrative Code
Assisted Living Program (Medicaid-Funded Component)

173-38-01 Assisted living program (Medicaid-funded component): introduction and definitions. (11/01/2018)

173-38-02 Assisted living program (Medicaid-funded component): eligibility requirements for individuals. (11/01/2018)

173-38-03 Assisted living program (Medicaid-funded component): enrollment and reassessment of individuals. (11/01/2018)

173-38-04 Assisted living program (Medicaid-funded component): provider certification. (04/01/2018)

173-38-05 Assisted living program (Medicaid-funded component): covered services. (04/01/2018)

(See also rule 173-39-02.16 of the Administrative Code for the assisted living service.)
(See also rule 173-39-02.17 of the Administrative Code for community transition.)
(See also Chapter 3701-16 of the Administrative Code for RCF licensure rules.)

Chapter 173-39: ODA Provider Certification

Chapter 173-39 of the Administrative Code
ODA Provider Certification

173-39-01 ODA provider certification: introduction and definitions. (07/01/2019)

173-39-02 ODA provider certification: requirements for providers to become, and to remain, certified. (7/01/2019)

173-39-02.1 ODA provider certification: adult day service. (03/01/2017)

173-39-02.2 ODA provider certification: alternative meals. (05/01/2019)

173-39-02.4 ODA provider certification: choices home care attendant service (CHCAS). (11/01/2015)

173-39-02.5 ODA provider certification: home maintenance and chores. (07/01/2019)

173-39-02.6 ODA provider certification: personal emergency response systems. (01/01/2019)

173-39-02.7 ODA provider certification: home medical equipment and supplies. (05/01/2019)

173-39-02.8 ODA provider certification: homemaker. (10/01/2017)

173-39-02.9 ODA provider certification: home modification. (07/01/2019)

173-39-02.10 ODA provider certification: nutritional consultations. (09/01/2016)

173-39-02.11 ODA provider certification: personal care. (05/01/2018)

173-39-02.12 ODA provider certification: social work counseling. (10/23/2020)

173-39-02.13 ODA provider certification: non-emergency medical transportation. (03/01/2019)

173-39-02.14 ODA provider certification: home-delivered meals. (01/01/2019)

173-39-02.15 ODA provider certification: community integration. (07/01/2019)

173-39-02.16 ODA provider certification: assisted living service. (11/01/2020)

173-39-02.17 ODA provider certification: community transition. (07/01/2019)

173-39-02.18 ODA provider certification: non-medical transportation. (03/01/2019)

173-39-02.19 ODA provider certification: kosher option. (05/01/2019)

173-39-02.20 ODA provider certification: enhanced community living. (11/01/2017)

173-39-02.21 ODA provider certification: scheduling personal care aides and participant-directed providers. (05/01/2019)

173-39-02.22 ODA provider certification: waiver nursing service. (01/01/2019)

173-39-02.23 ODA provider certification: out-of-home respite. (10/10/2020)

173-39-02.24 ODA provider certification: home care attendant service. (01/01/2019)

173-39-03 ODA provider certification: applying for certification. (10/10/2019)

173-39-03.1 ODA provider certification: federal heightened scrutiny of provider settings with institutional characteristics. (07/01/2019)

173-39-03.2 ODA provider certification: changes of ownership interest or organizational structure. (09/16/2019)

173-39-03.3 ODA provider certification: applying to be certified to provide additional services. (07/01/2019)

173-39-03.4 ODA provider certification: applying to be certified in additional regions or to certify additional business sites. (07/01/2019)

173-39-03.5 ODA provider certification: military provisions. (10/01/2020)

173-39-04 ODA provider certification: structural compliance reviews. (10/23/2020)

173-39-05 ODA provider certification: disciplinary actions. (01/01/2020)

Chapter 173-40: PASSPORT Program (State-Funded Component)

Chapter 173-40 of the Administrative Code
PASSPORT Program (State-Funded Component)

173-40-01 PASSPORT program (state-funded component): introduction and definitions. (11/01/2018)

173-40-02 PASSPORT program (state-funded component): individual eligibility requirements. (11/01/2018)

173-40-03 PASSPORT program (state-funded component): individual disenrollment, and other actions. (11/01/2018)

173-40-04 PASSPORT program (state-funded component): provider certification. (03/01/2017)

173-40-05 PASSPORT program (state-funded component): covered services. (03/01/2017)

173-40-06 PASSPORT program (state-funded component): individuals' choices and responsibilities. (01/01/2020)

Chapter 173-42: PASSPORT Program (Medicaid-Funded Component)

Chapter 173-42 of the Administrative Code
PASSPORT Program (Medicaid-Funded Component)

173-42-01 PASSPORT program (Medicaid-funded component): introduction and definitions. (11/01/2018)

173-42-02 PASSPORT program (Medicaid-funded component): eligibility requirements for individuals. (11/01/2018)

173-42-03 PASSPORT program (medicaid-funded component): enrollment process for individuals. (11/01/2018)

173-42-06 PASSPORT program (medicaid-funded component): individuals' choices and responsibilities. (01/01/2020)

Chapter 173-43: Long-Term Care Consultations

Chapter 173-43 of the Administrative Code
Long-Term Care Consultation Program

173-43-01 Long-term care consultation program: introduction and definitions. (08/01/2018)

173-43-02 Long-term care consultation program: process and general standards for providing consultations. (08/01/2018)

173-43-03 Long-term care consultation program: required consultations and exemptions. (08/01/2018)

173-43-04 Long-term care consultation program: time frames. (08/01/2018)

173-43-05 Long-term care consultation program: staff certification. (08/01/2018)

Chapter 173-44: Unified Waiting List

Chapter 173-44 of the Administrative Code
Unified Waiting List

173-44-04 Unified waiting list. (11/01/2018)

Chapter 173-45: Long-Term Care Consumer Guide

Chapter 173-45 of the Administrative Code
Long-Term Care Consumer Guide

173-45-01 Introduction and definitions. (12/01/2015)

173-45-03 Consumer guide content. (12/01/2015)

173-45-04 Search queries. (12/01/2015)

173-45-05 Display of comparative information following execution of search query. (12/01/2015)

173-45-06 Facility page. (12/01/2015)

173-45-06.1 Information on services provided by facilities. (12/01/2015)

173-45-06.2 Facility staffing information. (12/01/2015)

173-45-07 Quality measures for nursing facilities. (12/01/2015)

173-45-08 Regulatory survey data. (12/01/2015)

173-45-09 Long-term care consumer guides: fees, invoices and penalties. (06/01/2018)

173-45-10 Consumer satisfaction surveys. (12/01/2015)

Chapter 173-50: PACE

Chapter 173-50 of the Administrative Code
PACE

173-50-01 PACE: introduction and definitions. (10/05/2020)

173-50-02 PACE: eligibility requirements. (10/05/2020)

173-50-03 PACE: enrollment process. (11/01/2018)

173-50-04 PACE: voluntary disenrollment. (10/05/2020)

173-50-05 Pace: involuntary disenrollment. (10/05/2020)

Chapter 173-51: Assisted Living Program (State-Funded Component)

Chapter 173-51 of the Administrative Code
Assisted Living Program (State-Funded Component)

173-51-01 Assisted living program (state-funded component): introduction and definitions. (11/01/2018)

173-51-02 Assisted living program (state-funded component): eligibility requirements. (11/01/2018)

173-51-03 Assisted living program (state-funded component): disenrollment and other adverse actions. (11/01/2018)

173-51-04 Assisted living program (state-funded): provider certification. (04/01/2018)

173-51-05 Assisted living program (state-funded): covered services. (04/01/2018)

(See also rule 173-39-02.16 of the Administrative Code for the assisted living service.)
(See also rule 173-39-02.17 of the Administrative Code for community transition.)

Chapter 173-60: Nursing Home Quality Initiative

Chapter 173-60 of the Administrative Code
Nursing Home Quality Initiative

173-60-01 Nursing home quality initiative: introduction and definitions. (01/09/2020)

173-60-02 Nursing home quality initiative: requirements for approval. (01/09/2020)

173-60-03 Nursing home quality initiative: approval and rescission processes for quality improvement projects. (01/09/2020)

173-60-04 Nursing home quality initiative: online publication of approved quality improvement projects. (01/09/2020)