3701-2-03.2 Bureau for children with medical handicaps and early intervention services.

(A) The following functions are prescribed for the bureau for children with medical handicaps and early intervention services:

(1) Coordination and administration of the program for children with medical handicaps and adults with cystic fibrosis;

(2) Development, monitoring and evaluation of programs for children with medical handicaps through local health departments, hospitals, other providers and other teaching institutions and voluntary agencies;

(3) Provision of technical assistance, consultation and administration of funds to programs under section 3701.501 , 3701.502 , 3701.23 and 3701.131 of the Revised Code and Chapter 3701-55 of the Administrative Code related to genetic services, sickle cell, and newborn metabolic, genetic and endocrine screening;

(4) Coordination and administration of the hemophilia insurance premium payment program for adults with hemophilia and related bleeding disorders;

(5) Coordination of the early intervention program for infants and toddlers with disabilities or developmental delays and their families and administration of funds under the "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act," 20 U.S.C. 1400 to 1482 ;

(6) Coordination of the home visiting programs for expectant and new parents, operating within the statewide, comprehensive early childhood system that promotes maternal, infant, and early childhood health and development;

(7) Collaboration with head start, early head start, child care, pre-school, foster care and other early childhood programs conducted within the state; and

(8) Coordination and administration of the universal newborn hearing screening program.

(B) Any such functions set forth in paragraph (A) of this rule requiring a medical determination shall be overseen by a physician licensed to practice medicine in Ohio as provided by Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code, who shall serve as the medical director for the bureau or division.

(C) The following minimum qualifications of the chief of the bureau for children with medical handicaps and early intervention services are prescribed:

(1) A certificate to practice medicine in Ohio as provided by Chapter 4731.of the Revised Code and three years of experience administering programs for children with medical handicaps or developmental delays; or

(2) A master's degree in a health related area and three years of broad-based experience working with programs for children with medical handicaps, developmental delays or equivalent experience.

Replaces: 3701-2- 03.2, 3701-2- 03.4

Effective: 12/16/2011
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3701.34
Rule Amplifies: 3701.34
Prior Effective Dates: 12/31/1977, 11/28/86, 9/27/90, 8/17/92, 5/4/95, 2/7/98, 8/4/03