Skilled and Non-Medical Home Health Services Agency License Bonds
Ohio Home Health Services License Bond Information
The Ohio Department of Health, per Section 3740.01 of the Ohio Revised Code requires non-medical home healthcare agencies to obtain a $20,000 surety bond and skilled home healthcare agencies to file a $50,000 surety bond, each payable to the state of Ohio.
The Ohio DOH requires licensing and a surety bond for Home Health Agencies (A business or other entity, that provides skilled nursing services, other therapeutic services, and homemaking services to patients in their homes) and also from Non-agency Providers (individuals who provides direct care to more than two individuals simultaneously on a self-employed basis and does not employ, directly or through contract, another person to provide the services).
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To determine which license and bond is required, the Ohio DOH defines skilled vs non-medical with the following examples:
Skilled Home Health Services include services such as:
- Skilled nursing care
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech-language pathology
- Medical social services
Non-medical Home Health Services include services such as:
- Home health aide services:
- Hands-on bathing or assistance with tub or shower
- Assistance with dressing, toileting, and ambulation
- Catheter care, but not insertion
- Meal preparation, and feeding
- Personal care services
- Hands-on assistance with activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living, when incidental to assistance with activities of daily living
- Assistance managing the individual's home and handling personal affairs
- Assistance with self-administration of medications
- Homemaker services such as cleaning, mail, and laundry
- Respite services for the individual’s caregiver
- Errands completed outside of the presence of the individual such as picking up prescriptions and groceries