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317:35-9-101. Disclosure of information on health care providers and contractors

Revised 6-26-00

      In accordance with the requirements of the Social Security Act and the regulations issued by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the OHCA is responsible for disclosure of pertinent findings resulting from surveys made to determine eligibility of certain providers for ICF/MR (public and private) under Medicaid. In Oklahoma, the State Department of Health is the agency responsible for surveying ICF/MRs to obtain information for use by the Federal Government in determining whether these facilities meet the standards required for participation as Title XVIII (Medicare) and Medicaid providers.

  • (1) Following its survey of each facility, the State Department of Health sends a copy of pertinent materials, showing its findings, to the OHCA, Contract Services/Service Contract Operations, who forwards pertinent materials to the DHS county office in the county where such facility is located.
  • (2) Each county office is responsible for permitting anyone, who requests permission to do so, to inspect and/or copy such findings, if this is done within the county office. Such request to see these materials may be specifically related to one provider or may be a request to see the available survey materials on all providers. The requests need not be made in writing and the person making the request need sign no document in order to obtain access to the materials. No one can be given permission to take any of these materials from the county office.
  • (3) These materials are to be filed in an administrative file. Only the material requested by the individual is made available to him/her. The county administrator is responsible for devising a plan for assuring that all such survey material made available to an individual is returned by him/her before he/she leaves the office.
  • (4) When a new survey report is received on a facility, the former survey report on that facility is to be destroyed. A permanent file of survey reports is maintained in the OHCA.
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