Ohio Rev. Code §§ 3702.11 through 3702.40: Safety and Quality-of-Care Standards – Ohio

Status: Enacted
Year Enacted: 1995
Year Amended: 2017
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Prohibits health care providers from developing, relocating, or adding additional beds to a long-term care facility, except in specified circumstances, without the prior approval of the Department of Health through the state’s Certificate of Need process. A Certificate of Need regime aims to reduce healthcare overheard by reducing unnecessary or duplicative services, but can be anticompetitive by increasing regulatory barriers for new entrants.

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