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You may apply, amend or renew your license online.  However, you still need to mail your application fee, proof of compliance with the Ohio fire code within the past 12 months and any additional supporting documentation indicated on the printout page of the online application.

Rules 3701-83-01 through 3701-83-01 through 3701-83-14 of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC).  Imaging centers must also comply with rules 3701-83-51 through 3701-83-55 and radiation therapy centers must comply with rules 3701-83-44 through 3701-83-50 of the OAC.

No. The HCF shall develop a TB control plan to assess the need for TB testing of staff members.

A TB control plan is developed based on an assessment conducted by the HCF to determine the risk level for the transmission of TB. This assessment is performed according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, which can be found in the OAC rule 3701-83-08 Appendix A.

The ODH patient complaint hotline must be posted in a conspicuous place for patients to see.

An advanced directive is similar to that of a living will or a do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order. It is a written declaration by a patient that he/she does not wish for extraneous actions to be taken to keep him/her alive should difficulties arise while under the facility's care.

Yes. All patients must be informed whether the facility will honor advanced directives.  Examples of how this requirement can be met are: a posting in a patient area; written statement on a registration form or packet; or verbally given during the registration process and documented in patient record.

The physicist's role is to develop and maintain an equipment management program.  This program shall include an orientation and training program for personnel; a current inventory of the facility's imaging equipment; assessment of the clinical and physical risks of the facility's equipment; development and implementation procedures for regular maintenance and testing of imaging equipment; and maintaining and identifying clinical applications, maintenance requirements and imaging equipment malfunction history.

The frequency of inspection is every three years.  However, if there is a change in capacity, location or some other indication for an inspection (i.e., complaint or incident reported), ODH will inspect as necessary.

Yes. ODH will schedule all routine or necessary inspections.  An unannounced inspection could occur if there is reason to believe the facility is conducting business inappropriately according to the freestanding HCF regulations.

Yes. Any freestanding facility, stationary or mobile, that provides MRI, CT, fluoroscopy, nuclear medicine or RT in the State of Ohio is required to be licensed as an HCF.

You may contact the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) help desk at (614) 752-5190.  Indicate that you are having problems with the "Health Care Facilities Licensing Online Application Process."  If you are having non-technical problems regarding your license, please direct your calls to the Health Care Facility program at (614) 644-2727.

Yes. All patients must be provided with verbal and written-post treatment instructions for all procedures that fall under the HCF license.  These procedures include CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, fluoroscopy and RT. If there are no specific instructions or restrictions for the procedure performed, the patients must be informed that no restrictions apply.

A notarized affidavit is a statement made by the owner(s) that an individual has his/her permission to sign his/her name on documents for the facility, i.e. applications.

A notarized affidavit must be sent with an application when someone other than an owner signs the application. The individual must be an authorized representative of the owner.

No. Online license verification is not available for the Health Care Facility (HCF) program at this time.  This feature may be available some time in the future. For verification of a license, call (614) 644-2727.

Not at this time.  This feature is being planned and will be available some time in the future.

Freestanding health care facilities that perform imaging services using computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), fluoroscopy using contrast media and/or radiation therapy facilities.

Yes. If you are freestanding and not affiliated with a hospital and do not fall under the hospital's JCAHO accreditation, you are required to be licensed as an HCF.

No. If your facility performs only fluoroscopy procedures without the use of any type of contrast or dye, a license is not required.

Yes.  If you provide imaging services using fluoroscopy with contrast media, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine or RT and are a freestanding center, you are required to be licensed as an HCF.

Yes. If you provide imaging services using fluoroscopy with contrast media, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine or RT, you are required to be licensed as an HCF.