191.06 Authority of executive director to facilitate coordination of operations and exchange of information between state agencies.

(A) The provisions of this section shall apply only for fiscal years 2013, 2014, and 2015.

(B) The executive director of the office of health transformation or the executive director's designee may facilitate the coordination of operations and exchange of information between state agencies. The purpose of the executive director's authority under this section is to support agency collaboration for health transformation purposes, including modernization of the medicaid program, streamlining of health and human services programs in this state, and improving the quality, continuity, and efficiency of health care and health care support systems in this state.

(C) In furtherance of the authority of the executive director of the office of health transformation under division (B) of this section, the executive director or the executive director's designee shall identify each health transformation initiative in this state that involves the participation of two or more state agencies and that permits or requires an interagency agreement to be entered into for purposes of specifying each participating agency's role in coordinating, operating, or funding the initiative, or facilitating the exchange of data or other information for the initiative. The executive director shall publish a list of the identified health transformation initiatives on the internet web site maintained by the office of health transformation.

(D) For each health transformation initiative that is identified under division (C) of this section, the executive director or the executive director's designee shall, in consultation with each participating agency, adopt one or more operating protocols. Notwithstanding any law enacted by the general assembly or rule adopted by a state agency, the provisions in a protocol shall supersede any provisions in an interagency agreement, including an interagency agreement entered into under section 5101.10 or 5162.35 of the Revised Code, that differ from the provisions of the protocol.

(E)

(1) An operating protocol adopted under division (D) of this section shall include both of the following:

(a) All terms necessary to meet the requirements of "other arrangements" between a covered entity and a business associate that are referenced in 45 C.F.R. 164.314(a)(2)(ii);

(b) If known, the date on which the protocol will terminate or expire.

(2) In addition, a protocol may specify the extent to which each participating agency is responsible and accountable for completing the tasks necessary for successful completion of the initiative, including tasks relating to the following components of the initiative:

(a) Workflow;

(b) Funding;

(c) Exchange of data or other information that is confidential pursuant to state or federal law.

(F) An operating protocol adopted under division (D) of this section shall have the same force and effect as an interagency agreement or data sharing agreement, and each participating agency shall comply with it.

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

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.