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317:35-19-22.Certification for Nursing Facility (NF)

[Revised 09-14-18]

(a) Application date. The date of the application for NF care is most important in determining the date of eligibility. If the applicant is found eligible for SoonerCare, certification may be made retroactive for any service provided on or after the first day of the third month prior to the month of application and for future months.

(b) Time limited approvals for nursing care. A medical certification period of a specific length may be assigned for an individual who is categorically related to Aged, Blind and Disabled or Aid to Families with Dependent Children . This time limit is noted on the system. It is the responsibility of the nursing facility to notify the area nurse thirty (30) days prior to the end of the certification period if an extension of approval is required by the client. Based on the information from the NF the area nurse, or nurse designee, determines whether or not an update of the Uniform Comprehensive Tool (UCAT) is necessary for the extension. The area nurse, or nurse designee, coordinates with appropriate staff for any request for further UCAT assessments.

(c) Certification period for long-term medical care. A financial certification period of twelve (12) months is assigned for an individual who is approved for long-term care.


Disclaimer. The OHCA rules found on this Web site are unofficial. The official rules are published by the Oklahoma Secretary of State Office of Administrative Rules as Title 317 of the Oklahoma Administrative Code. To order an official copy of these rules, contact the Office of Administrative Rules at (405) 521-4911.