173-6-01 Golden buckeye program: introduction and definitions.

(A) Introduction: This chapter establishes requirements for a person or a business to participate in the golden buckeye program. The program serves as a gateway to the following:

(1) Current information on services available from the aging network to support older Ohioans and their families.

(2) Timely information on the issues and changing needs for older Ohioans.

(3) Benefits or discounts targeted for older Ohioans and Ohioans who are persons with a disability.

(B) Definitions for this chapter:

"Application" means form ODA0023 (rev. 05/2016).

"Business" means any of the following: a recognized professional (e.g., an optician, a painter) providing a benefit or discount to cardholders regarding services he or she offers; a retail store or retail food operation providing a benefit or discount to cardholders regarding consumer goods and services it sells; or a governmental entity (e.g., state park, a public pool) providing a benefit or discount to cardholders regarding goods or services it provides.

"Cardholder" means any person who possesses a golden buckeye card.

"Director" means the director of ODA.

"Golden buckeye program" means the program authorized under section 173.06 of the Revised Code.

"ODA" means "the Ohio department of aging."

"Person with a disability" has the same meaning as in section 173.06 of the Revised Code.

"Sign-up site" means an ODA-approved location where a person may apply for a golden buckeye card. Many senior centers, libraries, and other locations are ODA-approved sign-up sites.

Replaces: 173-6-01

Effective: 1/1/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 01/01/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 173.01, 173.02, 173.06
Rule Amplifies: 173.06
Prior Effective Dates: 01/12/2001, 09/12/2002 (Emer.), 12/11/2002, 05/08/2003 (Emer.), 08/08/2003, 07/01/2007, 05/07/2009, 03/24/2011