(A) Before the effective date of the final adoption, amendment or rescission of a rule in division 5101:3 of the Administrative Code, the Ohio department of job and family services (ODJFS) shall make a reasonable effort to notify persons affected by the rule adoption, amendment or rescission. "Reasonable effort to notify persons" means posting the full text of a new or amended rule on the ODJFS website.
(B) ODJFS may use electronic mail (e-mail) to communicate notice of final rule action. Persons may voluntarily submit an e-mail address on an ODJFS-maintained website in order to receive an electronic communication of any final rule adoption, amendment or rescission. ODJFS shall maintain the electronic distribution list, but is not responsible for the validity of any e-mail address on the list. The sole responsibility for the validity of any e-mail address maintained on the distribution list is that of the person who submitted the address.