(A) The following functions are prescribed for the bureau of community health services and patient-centered primary care:
(1) Facilitate, collaborate and provide technical assistance for primary care practices in becoming patient-centered medical homes;
(2) Promote access to population-based oral disease prevention programs, dental care programs and oral health data and information;
(3) Assist with the recruitment and retention of health care professionals in underserved areas and establish partnerships among health care providers and other stakeholders to strengthen systems of care in rural and underserved communities; and
(4) Provide technical assistance in support of the provision of quality health services in schools, including but not limited to school nursing services, to promote student health and success, coordinate with other state agencies and adolescent health partners to improve the health of adolescents, and collaborate with other disciplines, programs and agencies to integrate and coordinate services that are effective, culturally appropriate, and responsive to the diverse needs of adolescents.
(B) The following minimum qualifications of the chief of the bureau of community health services and patient-centered primary care are prescribed:
(1) A license to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery in Ohio as provided by Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code or a license to practice dentistry in Ohio as provided by Chapter 4715. of the Revised Code and three years of broad-based experience with community-based health care delivery programs and systems and knowledge of public health systems or equivalent experience; or
(2) A master's degree in a health-related field and three years of broad-based experience with community-based health care delivery programs and systems and knowledge of public health systems or equivalent experience.
Replaces: 3701-2- 03.7