(A) Any time that the Ohio board of executives of long-term services and supports (BELTSS) proposes to adopt, amend, or rescind a rule under section 119.03 of the Revised Code, BELTSS shall give a reasonable public notice in the register of Ohio at least thirty days before the date BELTSS sets for the public hearing, as prescribed by division (A) of section 119.03 of the Revised Code. In the notice, BELTSS shall include the following:
(1) A statement of BELTSS' intention to consider adopting, amending, or rescinding a rule.
(2) A synopsis of the proposed rule, amendment, or rule that BELTSS proposes to rescind or a general statement of the subject matter to which the proposed rule, amendment, or rescission relates.
(3) A statement of the reason or purpose for adopting, amending, or rescinding the rule.
(4) The date, time, and place of a hearing on the proposed action, which BELTSS shall set no earlier than the thirty-first nor later than the fortieth day after BELTSS files the proposed rule, amendment, or rescission under division (B) of section 119.03 of the Revised Code.
(B) BELTSS shall promptly furnish an electronic copy of the public notice to any person who requests it without charge. BELTSS shall promptly furnish a hard copy of the public notice to any person who requests it and pays a reasonable fee that does not exceed the actual cost of copying and mailing. If the person making the request for a hard copy is affected by the rule, BELTSS shall provide the hard copy without charge. Although BELTSS shall respond to all requests for a hard copy promptly, BELTSS cannot guarantee the provision of a hard copy thirty days before the public hearing unless the request is postmarked at least forty days before the hearing's date.