Ask Nurse Jesse: Skilled Nursing Patient Ratio

website maker Anonymous Nurse: What is the nurse to patient ratio in Ohio for a skilled unit at a nursing home?

Nurse Jesse: Per OAC 3701-17-08:
(C) Each nursing home shall have sufficient direct care staff on each shift to meet the needs of the residents in an appropriate and timely manner and have the following individuals provide a minimum daily average of two and one-half hours of direct care and services per resident per day as follows:
(1) Nurse aides;
(2) Registered nurses, including registered nurses who perform administrative and supervisory duties; and
(3) Licensed practical nurses, including licensed practical nurses who perform administrative and supervisory duties.

Here is the link to the full rule: https://codes.ohio.gov/oac/3701-17-08v1