5122-29-16 Consumer-operated service.

(A) "Consumer-operated service" means any service or activity that is planned, developed, administered, delivered, and evaluated by persons, a majority of whom are receiving or have received inpatient mental health services or other mental health services of significant intensity and duration.

(B) Consumer-operated service shall:

(1) Be planned, developed, administered, delivered, and evaluated by persons, a majority of whom are receiving or have received inpatient mental health services or other mental health services of significant intensity and duration;

(2) Be responsive to the needs of persons served and be based on local needs as identified by the individuals providing the service;

(3) Adhere to all applicable local, state, and federal laws, particularly those designed to assure safety of facilities;

(4) Promote coordination among similar providers within the community mental health board service district, and with agencies and boards of adjacent community mental health board service districts to maximize the rehabilitation opportunities for persons served by the agency; and

(5) Ensure that the service plan is consistent with the principles of a community support system and promotes peer support outside the mental health service system.

(C) The department shall waive all or any portion of the certification standards that would prevent or significantly impede the development and operation of a consumer-operated service.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/14/2009 and 04/14/2014

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 5119.01(G), 5119.22, 5119.61(M)

Rule Amplifies: 5119.01(G), 5119.22, 5119.61(M)

Prior Effective Dates: 1-1-1991, 7-15-2001