(A) ODA may de-designate an AAA if required to do so under state or federal law, if ODA determines that de-designation is an appropriate sanction under rule 173-2-07 of the Administrative Code, or if ODA reorganizes the state's PSAs and the geographical region a AAA has been designated to serve ceases to exist.
(B) De-designation is a serious action that ODA shall pursue only if that action is in the public's interest and for the protection of the state of Ohio. Because ODA recognizes the valuable asset it has in its AAAs, it shall not pursue the de-designation of an AAA before giving consideration to the negative impact it may have upon the aging network and the lives of consumers served by the AAA.
(C) If ODA finds it necessary to de-designate an AAA, it shall take reasonable steps to minimize disruption to consumer's lives and any necessary steps to ensure the continuation of services until ODA designates a new AAA. ODA's steps to ensure the continuation of services may include, but are not limited to, directly administering the grants and contracts of the AAA or contracting with another AAA to administer the grants and contracts on ODA's behalf.
(D) ODA shall provide a written notice and an opportunity for a hearing to any AAA proposed for de-designation, in accordance with rule 173-2-09 of the Administrative Code.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 06/10/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 173.011 , 173.02
Rule Amplifies: 173.01 , 173.011
Prior Effective Dates: 10/13/1989 (Emer.), 02/26/1990 (Emer.), 08/24/1990, 05/15/2000, 05/16/2005, 07/12/2007