(A) An eligible lending institution that desires to receive an assistive technology device linked deposit shall accept and review applications for loans from eligible individuals with disabilities. The lending institution shall apply all usual lending standards to determine the creditworthiness of each eligible individual with a disability.
(1) The eligible financial institution shall forward to the treasurer of state an assistive technology device linked deposit loan package, in the form and manner as prescribed by the treasurer of state.
(2) The package required by division (B)(1) of this section shall include such information as required by the treasurer of state, including the amount of the loan requested and a note from the physician of the eligible individual with a disability that attests to the individual's disability, specifies that the individual would benefit from an assistive technology device, and identifies what assistive technology device would be the most appropriate for the individual.
(3) The institution shall certify that each applicant is an eligible individual with a disability, and shall certify the present borrowing rate applicable to each eligible individual.
(C) An eligible individual with a disability shall certify on the individual's loan application that the reduced rate loan will be used exclusively to obtain an assistive technology device.
(D) Whoever knowingly makes a false statement in or concerning an individual's application for a loan under sections 135.91 to 135.97 of the Revised Code is guilty of the offense of falsification under section 2921.13 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 09-29-1999 .