3304-2-53 Qualifications for service providers and vendors.

(A) RSC shall purchase services only from service providers who are licensed by the state in which they practice, if applicable, or meet the requirements of the rule 3304-1-12 of the Administrative Code.

(B) RSC uses Ohio service providers and shall use Ohio vendors when appropriate.

(C) RSC shall purchase services and goods only from service providers and vendors who agree not to charge or accept any payment from the consumer or the consumer's family unless the amount of the charge or payment is previously known and approved by RSC.

(D) RSC shall purchase hearing aids only from dealers who agree to the following conditions:

(1) To provide a thirty-day trial period, free of charge, and to charge RSC only for the cost of the ear mold if, during the trial period, the consumer cannot adjust to the aid or refuses to use the aid, or the aid is not working properly; and

(2) To guarantee the aid and all parts for one year with normal use and to service the aid during that period.

(E) Community rehabilitation programs providing vocational evaluation, work adjustment, personal adjustment, job placement, job coaching, and community-based assessment service programs shall meet RSC's designated reporting requirements mandated by federal law. If the necessary information is not provided to RSC in a timely manner, the community rehabilitation program will be removed from the list of qualified providers until the information is provided.

(F) This rule is designed to implement "Title IV of the Workforce Investment Act," 29 U.S.C. 2801 - 2945 , which contains the 1998 amendments to "The Rehabilitation Act of 1973," 29 U.S.C. 701 - 797 and resulting regulations.

Effective: 07/11/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/08/2013 and 07/11/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3304.16(A)
Rule Amplifies: 125.09(C) , 3304.16(K)(5)
Prior Effective Dates: 9/30/1985, 4/4/1988, 1/11/1999, 9/1/1999, 5/14/2001, 5/1/2003, 7/30/2007