103.413 Investigations.

(A) JMOC may investigate state and local government medicaid agencies. Subject to division (B) of this section, all of the following apply to an investigation:

(1) JMOC, including its employees, may inspect the offices of a state and local government medicaid agency as necessary for the conduct of the investigation.

(2) No person shall deny JMOC or a JMOC employee access to such an office when access is needed for such an inspection.

(3) Neither JMOC nor a JMOC employee is required to give advance notice of, or to make prior arrangements before, such an inspection.

(B) Neither JMOC nor a JMOC employee shall conduct an inspection under this section unless the JMOC chairperson grants prior approval for the inspection. The chairperson shall not grant such approval unless JMOC, the president of the senate, and the speaker of the house of representatives authorize the chairperson to grant the approval. Each inspection shall be conducted during the normal business hours of the office being inspected, unless the chairperson determines that the inspection must be conducted outside of normal business hours. The chairperson may make such a determination only due to an emergency circumstance or other justifiable cause that furthers JMOC's mission. If the chairperson makes such a determination, the chairperson shall specify the reason for the determination in the grant of prior approval for the inspection.

Cite as R.C. § 103.413

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