173.522 State-funded component of PASSPORT program.

(A) The department of aging shall create and administer the state-funded component of the PASSPORT program. The state-funded component shall not be administered as part of the medicaid program.

(B) For an individual to be eligible for the state-funded component of the PASSPORT program, the individual must meet one of the following requirements and meet the additional eligibility requirements applicable to the individual established in rules adopted under division (D) of this section:

(1) The individual must have been enrolled in the state-funded component on September 1, 1991, (as the state-funded component was authorized by uncodified law in effect at that time) and have had one or more applications for enrollment in the medicaid-funded component of the PASSPORT program (or, if the medicaid-funded component is terminated under division (C) of section 173.52 of the Revised Code, the unified long-term services and support medicaid waiver component) denied.

(2) The individual must have had the individual's enrollment in the medicaid-funded component of the PASSPORT program (or, if the medicaid-funded component is terminated under division (C) of section 173.52 of the Revised Code, the unified long-term services and support medicaid waiver component) terminated and the individual must still need the home and community-based services provided under the PASSPORT program to protect the individual's health and safety.

(3) The individual must have an application for the medicaid-funded component of the PASSPORT program (or, if the medicaid-funded component is terminated under division (C) of section 173.52 of the Revised Code, the unified long-term services and support medicaid waiver component) pending and the department or the department's designee must have determined that the individual meets the nonfinancial eligibility requirements of the medicaid-funded component (or, if the medicaid-funded component is terminated under division (C) of section 173.52 of the Revised Code, the unified long-term services and support medicaid waiver component) and not have reason to doubt that the individual meets the financial eligibility requirements of the medicaid-funded component (or, if the medicaid-funded component is terminated under division (C) of section 173.52 of the Revised Code, the unified long-term services and support medicaid waiver component).

(C) An individual who is eligible for the state-funded component of the PASSPORT program because the individual meets the requirement of division (B)(3) of this section may participate in the component on that basis for not more than ninety days.

(D) The director of aging shall adopt rules in accordance with section 111.15 of the Revised Code to implement the state-funded component of the PASSPORT program. The additional eligibility requirements established in the rules may vary for the different groups of individuals specified in divisions (B)(1), (2), and (3) of this section.

History. Added by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.