103.41 Joint medicaid oversight committee definitions.

(A) As used in sections 103.41 to 103.415 of the Revised Code:

(1) "JMOC" means the joint medicaid oversight committee created under this section.

(2) "State and local government medicaid agency" means all of the following:

(a) The department of medicaid;

(b) The office of health transformation;

(c) Each state agency and political subdivision with which the department of medicaid contracts under section 5162.35 of the Revised Code to have the state agency or political subdivision administer one or more components of the medicaid program, or one or more aspects of a component, under the department's supervision;

(d) Each agency of a political subdivision that is responsible for administering one or more components of the medicaid program, or one or more aspects of a component, under the supervision of the department or a state agency or political subdivision described in division (A)(2)(c) of this section.

(B) There is hereby created the joint medicaid oversight committee.

JMOC shall consist of the following members:

(1) Five members of the senate appointed by the president of the senate, three of whom are members of the majority party and two of whom are members of the minority party;

(2) Five members of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, three of whom are members of the majority party and two of whom are members of the minority party.

(C) The term of each JMOC member shall begin on the day of appointment to JMOC and end on the last day that the member serves in the house (in the case of a member appointed by the speaker) or senate (in the case of a member appointed by the president) during the general assembly for which the member is appointed to JMOC. The president and speaker shall make the initial appointments not later than fifteen days after March 20, 2014. However, if this section takes effect before January 1, 2014, the president and speaker shall make the initial appointments during the period beginning January 1, 2014, and ending January 15, 2014. The president and speaker shall make subsequent appointments not later than fifteen days after the commencement of the first regular session of each general assembly. JMOC members may be reappointed. A vacancy on JMOC shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.

(D) In odd-numbered years, the speaker shall designate one of the majority members from the house as the JMOC chairperson and the president shall designate one of the minority members from the senate as the JMOC ranking minority member. In even-numbered years, the president shall designate one of the majority members from the senate as the JMOC chairperson and the speaker shall designate one of the minority members from the house as the JMOC ranking minority member.

(E) In appointing members from the minority, and in designating ranking minority members, the president and speaker shall consult with the minority leader of their respective houses.

(F) JMOC shall meet at the call of the JMOC chairperson. The chairperson shall call JMOC to meet not less often than once each calendar month, unless the chairperson and ranking minority member agree that the chairperson should not call JMOC to meet for a particular month.

(G) Notwithstanding section 101.26 of the Revised Code, the members, when engaged in their duties as members of JMOC on days when there is not a voting session of the member's house of the general assembly, shall be paid at the per diem rate of one hundred fifty dollars, and their necessary traveling expenses, which shall be paid from the funds appropriated for the payment of expenses of legislative committees.

(H) The JMOC chairperson may, subject to approval by the speaker of the house of representatives or the speaker's designee and the president of the senate or the president's designee, employ professional, technical, and clerical employees as are necessary for JMOC to be able successfully and efficiently to perform its duties. All such employees are in the unclassified service and may be terminated by the chairperson, subject to approval of the speaker or the speaker's designee and president or the president's designee. JMOC may contract for the services of persons who are qualified by education and experience to advise, consult with, or otherwise assist JMOC in the performance of its duties.

(I) The JMOC chairperson, when authorized by JMOC and the president and speaker, may issue subpoenas and subpoenas duces tecum in aid of JMOC's performance of its duties. A subpoena may require a witness in any part of the state to appear before JMOC at a time and place designated in the subpoena to testify. A subpoena duces tecum may require witnesses or other persons in any part of the state to produce books, papers, records, and other tangible evidence before JMOC at a time and place designated in the subpoena duces tecum. A subpoena or subpoena duces tecum shall be issued, served, and returned, and has consequences, as specified in sections 101.41 to 101.45 of the Revised Code.

(J) The JMOC chairperson may administer oaths to witnesses appearing before JMOC.

Amended by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 49, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2017 (Vetoed Provisions).

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 483, §101.01, eff. 9/15/2014.

Added by 130th General Assembly File No. 50, SB 206, §1, eff. 3/20/2014.