3701-2-04.5 Bureau of HIV/AIDS, STD, and TB.

(A) The following functions are prescribed for the bureau of HIV/AIDS, STD, and TB:

(1) Develop, conduct, stimulate, and maintain statewide community programs to prevent and control, sexually transmitted diseases (STD), human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS), and tuberculosis (TB);

(2) Plan, develop, and administer education, risk reduction, community intervention, counseling and testing and other programs targeting persons at high risk for HIV and other STD and provide consultation and assistance in complying with the reporting, treatment, and isolation requirements of Chapter 3701-3 of the Administrative Code relative to HIV and other STD and the requirements of section 3701.241 of the Revised Code;

(3) Administer the state program of grants of drugs to local health departments for the purpose of STD control;

(4) Determine priority prevention target groups and appropriate disease intervention strategies to reduce to the lowest levels HIV and STD infection among Ohioans;

(5) Provide consultation and assistance in the implementation of section 3701.146 of the Revised Code and Chapter 3701-15 of the Administrative Code and administer statewide program initiatives to identify and treat persons with active (TB), find and screen persons who have been in contact with (TB) patients, and screen high-risk populations to detect persons infected with (TB);

(6) Develop, conduct and maintain systems for the statewide surveillance of HIV/AIDS and STD for distribution and use by ODH programs, health care providers, local health departments, and the public as required by division (A)(1) of section 3701.241 of the Revised Code;

(7) Develop, conduct, and maintain systems for the statewide surveillance and incidence registry of TB for distribution and use by ODH programs, health care providers, local health departments, and the public as required by section 3701.146 of the Revised Code;

(8) Administer funds received for programs to improve the quality and availability of care administered by HIV care services for individuals with AIDS, AIDS-related conditions, and HIV infections;

(9) Develop and maintain a statewide care system for persons with AIDS, AIDS-related conditions, and HIV infections through development of a case management network;

(10) Conduct a program for statewide distribution of drugs for HIV-related conditions.

(B) The following minimum qualifications of the chief of the bureau of HIV/AIDS, STD, and TB are prescribed:

(1) A master's degree in any of the following disciplines: public administration; business administration; public health; health administration; nursing, or other health-related field; and three years of broad-based experience in managing a health-related program; or

(2) Other equivalent combination of education and experience.

Effective: 06/04/2011
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3701.34
Rule Amplifies: 3701.34
Prior Effective Dates: 12/31/1977, 12/12/81, 9/27/90, 5/4/95, 2/7/98, 10/14/98, 12/22/08, 4/9/10, 10/3/10