173-39-02.2 ODA provider certification: alternative meal service.

(A) "Alternative meal service" means a consumer-directed service that sustains an individual's health by enabling the individual to procure up to two meals per day from a non-traditional provider, such as a restaurant, but not an adult day center.

(B) Every ODA-certified provider of alternative meals shall comply with the following requirements:

(1) General requirements:

(a) The provider shall comply with the requirements for every ODA-certified provider in rule 173-39-02 of the Administrative Code.

(b) The provider shall comply with all the requirements for home-delivered meals in rule 173-39-02.14 of the Administrative Code except the rule's delivery requirements.

(2) Provider qualifications: Only an ODA-certified agency provider shall provide the service.

(C) Unit and rate:

(1) A unit of an alternative meal service equals one meal provided according to this rule.

(2) The maximum rate allowable for one unit of an alternative meal service is listed in appendix A to rule 5160-1-06.1 of the Administrative Code.

(3) The rates are subject to the rate-setting methodology in rule 5160-31-07 of the Administrative Code.

Replaces: 173-39- 02.2

Effective: 9/1/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/01/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 173.01, 173.02, 173.391, 173.52, 173.522.
Rule Amplifies: 173.391
Prior Effective Dates: 03/31/2006, 03/17/2011.