The office of the state long-term care ombudsman program shall, in carrying out the provisions and purposes of sections 173.14 to 173.26 of the Revised Code, advise, consult, and cooperate with any agency, program, or other entity related to the purposes of the office. Any agency, program, or other entity related to the purposes of the office shall advise, consult, and cooperate with the office.
The office shall attempt to establish effective coordination with government-sponsored programs that provide legal services to the elderly and with protective and advocacy programs for individuals with developmental disabilities, mental retardation, or mental illness.
Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.
Effective Date: 12-02-1996
Note: This section is set out twice. See also § 173.25 , as amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 158, §1, eff. 10/12/2016.