Chapter 3304: WORKER RETRAINING

3304.01 to 3304.05 [Repealed].

Effective Date: 07-01-1993

3304.11 Rehabilitation definitions.

As used in sections 3304.11 to 3304.27 of the Revised Code:

(A) "Person with a disability" means any person with a physical or mental impairment that is a substantial impediment to employment who can benefit in terms of an employment outcome from the provision of vocational rehabilitation services .

(B) "Physical or mental impairment" means a physical or mental condition that materially limits, contributes to limiting or, if not corrected, will probably result in limiting a person's activities or functioning.

(C) "Substantial impediment to employment" means a physical or mental disability that impedes a person's occupational performance, by preventing the person's obtaining, retaining, or preparing for a gainful occupation consistent with the person's capacities and abilities.

(D) "Vocational rehabilitation" and "vocational rehabilitation services" means any activity or service calculated to enable a person with a disability or groups of persons with disabilities to engage in gainful occupation and includes, but is not limited to, medical and vocational evaluation, including diagnostic and related services, vocational counseling, guidance and placement, including follow-up services, rehabilitation training, including books and other training materials, physical restoration, recruitment and training services designed to provide persons with disabilities new employment opportunities, maintenance, occupational tools, equipment, supplies, transportation, services to families of persons with disabilities that contribute substantially to the rehabilitation of these persons, and any other goods or service necessary to render a person with a disability employable.

(E) "Establishment of a rehabilitation facility" means the expansion, remodeling, or alteration of an existing building that is necessary to adapt or to increase the effectiveness of that building for rehabilitation facility purposes, the acquisition of equipment for these purposes, and the initial staffing.

(F) "Construction" means the construction of new buildings, acquisition of land or existing buildings and their expansion, remodeling, alteration and renovation, and the initial staffing and equipment of any new, newly acquired, expanded, remodeled, altered, or renovated buildings.

(G) "Physical restoration services" means those services that are necessary to correct or substantially modify within a reasonable period of time a physical or mental condition that is stable or slowly progressive.

(H) "Occupational license" means any license, permit, or other written authority required by any governmental unit in order to engage in any occupation or business.

(I) "Maintenance" means money payments to persons with disabilities who need financial assistance for their subsistence during their vocational rehabilitation.

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

Effective Date: 09-09-1970

3304.12 Opportunities for Ohioans with disabilities commission.

(A) The governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, shall appoint the opportunities for Ohioans with disabilities commission within the opportunities for Ohioans with disabilities agency consisting of seven members, no more than four of whom shall be members of the same political party and who shall include at least three from rehabilitation professions, including at least one member from the field of services to the blind, and at least four individuals with disabilities, no less than two nor more than three of whom have received vocational rehabilitation services offered by a state vocational rehabilitation agency or the veterans' administration. The members with disabilities shall be representative of several major categories of persons with disabilities served by the opportunities for Ohioans with disabilities agency.

(B) Terms of office shall be for seven years, commencing on the ninth day of September and ending on the eighth day of September, with no person eligible to serve more than two seven-year terms. Each member shall hold office from the date of appointment until the end of the term for which the member was appointed. Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which the member's predecessor was appointed shall hold office for the remainder of that term. Any member shall continue in office subsequent to the expiration date of the member's term until a successor takes office, or until a period of sixty days has elapsed, whichever occurs first. Members who fail to perform their duties or who are guilty of misconduct may be removed on written charges preferred by the governor or by a majority of the commission.

(C) Members of the commission shall be reimbursed for travel and necessary expenses incurred in the conduct of their duties, and shall receive an amount fixed pursuant to division (J) of section 124.15 of the Revised Code while actually engaged in attendance at meetings or in the performance of their duties.

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

Effective Date: 07-30-1980

3304.13 Meetings - members.

The opportunities for Ohioans with disabilities commission shall hold its first meeting at the call of the governor, and at that meeting, shall elect one of its members as chairperson and adopt rules governing the time and place of regular meetings, which shall be held not less than once every four months. Special meetings shall be held at the call of the chairperson or any three members of the commission. The chairperson shall serve for four years, unless removed earlier by a majority vote of the commission, and shall be ineligible to serve as chairperson during the succeeding four years. Each member of the commission, before entering upon the duties of office, shall take and subscribe an oath to uphold the constitution and laws of the United States and this state and to perform the duties of office honestly, faithfully, and impartially. Each member shall give a bond of five thousand dollars, with a sufficient surety approved by the treasurer of state. After approval, the bond shall be filed with the secretary of state. If the bond is executed by a surety company, the premiums on it shall be paid from the funds appropriated for the expenses of the opportunities for Ohioans with disabilities agency.

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

Effective Date: 09-09-1970

3304.14 Powers and duties of commission.

For the purposes of sections 3304.11 to 3304.27 of the Revised Code, the opportunities for Ohioans with disabilities commission shall approve the state vocational rehabilitation plan, jointly approve the state plan for independent living with the Ohio state independent living council, appoint a consumer advisory committee, and, to the extent feasible, conduct a review and analysis of the effectiveness of and consumer satisfaction with all of the following:

(A) The functions performed by the opportunities for Ohioans with disabilities agency;

(B) The vocational rehabilitation services provided by state agencies and other public and private entities responsible for providing vocational rehabilitation services to persons with disabilities under the "Rehabilitation Act of 1973," 87 Stat. 355, 29 U.S.C. 701, as amended;

(C) The employment outcomes achieved by eligible individuals receiving services under sections 3304.11 to 3304.27 of the Revised Code, including the availability of health and other employment benefits in connection with those employment outcomes.

Renumbered from § 3304.16 by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Former section renumbered as § 3304.15 by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

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

Added by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.

Effective Date: 03-18-1999

3304.15 Opportunities for Ohioans with disabilities agency; appointment of executive director; authority.

(A) There is hereby created the opportunities for Ohioans with disabilities agency. The agency is the designated state unit authorized under the "Rehabilitation Act of 1973," 87 Stat. 355, 29 U.S.C. 701, as amended, to provide vocational rehabilitation to eligible persons with disabilities.

(B) The governor shall appoint an executive director of the opportunities for Ohioans with disabilities agency to serve at the pleasure of the governor and shall fix the executive director's compensation. The executive director shall devote the executive director's entire time to the duties of the executive director's office, shall hold no other office or position of trust and profit, and shall engage in no other business during the executive director's term of office. The governor may grant the executive director the authority to appoint, remove, and discipline without regard to sex, race, creed, color, age, or national origin, such other professional, administrative, and clerical staff members as are necessary to carry out the functions and duties of the agency.

The executive director of the opportunities for Ohioans with disabilities agency is the executive and administrative officer of the agency. Whenever the Revised Code imposes a duty on or requires an action of the agency, the executive director shall perform the duty or action on behalf of the agency. The executive director may establish procedures for all of the following:

(1) The governance of the agency;

(2) The conduct of agency employees and officers;

(3) The performance of agency business;

(4) The custody, use, and preservation of agency records, papers, books, documents, and property.

(C) The executive director shall have exclusive authority to administer the daily operation and provision of vocational rehabilitation services under this chapter. In exercising that authority, the executive director may do all of the following:

(1) Adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code;

(2) Prepare and submit an annual report to the governor;

(3) Certify any disbursement of funds available to the agency for vocational rehabilitation activities;

(4) Take appropriate action to guarantee rights of services to people with disabilities;

(5) Consult with and advise other state agencies and coordinate programs for persons with disabilities;

(6) Comply with the requirements for match as part of budget submission;

(7) Establish research and demonstration projects;

(8) Accept, hold, invest, reinvest, or otherwise use gifts to further vocational rehabilitation;

(9) For the purposes of the business enterprise program administered under sections 3304.28 to 3304.35 of the Revised Code:

(a) Establish and manage small business entities owned or operated by visually impaired persons;

(b) Purchase insurance;

(c) Accept computers.

(10) Enter into contracts and other agreements for the provision of services.

(D) The executive director shall establish a fee schedule for vocational rehabilitation services in accordance with 34 C.F.R. 361.50.

Renumbered from § 3304.14 by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Former section renumbered as § 3304.16 by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

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

Amended by 128th General Assemblych.127, HB 2, §101.01, eff. 7/1/2009.

Effective Date: 07-30-1980

3304.16 Administrative subdivisions.

The executive director of the opportunities for Ohioans with disabilities agency shall establish administrative subdivisions as necessary or appropriate to carry out the agency's functions and duties, but there shall be a bureau of services for the visually impaired and a bureau of vocational rehabilitation, each of which has as its head a deputy director appointed by the executive director. The executive director shall prescribe the budgets for the government of each division, and rules for the conduct of its employees, the performance of its business, and the custody, use, and preservation of the records, papers, books, documents, and property pertaining thereto.

Renumbered from § 3304.15 by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Former section renumbered as § 3304.15 by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Effective Date: 07-30-1980

3304.17 Agency to provide vocational rehabilitation services to eligible handicapped persons.

The opportunities for Ohioans with disabilities agency shall provide vocational rehabilitation services to all eligible persons with disabilities, including any person with a disability who is eligible under the terms of an agreement or arrangement with another state or with the federal government.

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

Effective Date: 09-09-1970

3304.18 Federal funds.

The treasurer of state shall be the custodian of all moneys received from the federal government for vocational rehabilitation programs and shall disburse the money upon the certification of the executive director of the opportunities for Ohioans with disabilities agency. If federal funds are not available to the state for vocational rehabilitation purposes, the governor shall include as part of the governor's biennial budget request to the general assembly a request for funds sufficient to support the activities of the agency.

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

Effective Date: 09-09-1970

3304.181 Solicitation of additional funds.

If the total of all funds available from nonfederal sources to support the activities of the opportunities for Ohioans with disabilities agency does not comply with the expenditure requirements of 34 C.F.R. 361.60 and 361.62 for those activities or would cause the state to lose an allotment or fail to receive a reallotment under 34 C.F.R. 361.65, the agency may solicit additional funds from, and enter into agreements for the use of those funds with, private or public entities, including local government entities of this state. The agency may continue to solicit additional funds and enter into agreements until the total funding available is sufficient for the agency to receive federal funds at the maximum amount and in the most advantageous proportion possible.

Any agreement entered into between the agency and a private or public entity to provide funds under this section shall be in accordance with 34 C.F.R. 361.28 and section 3304.182 of the Revised Code.

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

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

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.

Added by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.

3304.182 Percentage of funds for administration.

Any agreement between the opportunities for Ohioans with disabilities agency and a private or public entity providing funds under section 3304.181 of the Revised Code may permit the agency to receive a specified percentage of the funds, but the percentage shall be not more than twenty-five per cent of the total funds available under the agreement. The agency may terminate an agreement at any time for just cause. It may terminate an agreement for any other reason by giving at least thirty days' notice to the public or private entity.

Any services provided under an agreement entered into under section 3304.181 of the Revised Code shall be provided by a person or government entity that meets the accreditation standards established in rules adopted by the agency under section 3304.15 of the Revised Code.

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

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

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.

Added by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.

3304.19 Right to living maintenance not transferable or assignable or subject to execution.

The right of a person with a disability to living maintenance under sections 3304.11 to 3304.27 of the Revised Code, is not transferable or assignable at law or in equity, and none of the money paid or payable or rights existing under this chapter are subject to execution, levy, attachment, garnishment, or other legal process, or to the operation of any bankruptcy or insolvency law.

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

Effective Date: 09-09-1970

3304.20 Request for administrative review.

Any person applying for or receiving vocational rehabilitation services who is dissatisfied with regard to the furnishing or denial of services, may file a request for an administrative review and redetermination of that action in accordance with rules of the opportunities for Ohioans with disabilities agency. When the person is dissatisfied with the finding of this administrative review, the person is entitled, in accordance with agency rules and in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, to a fair hearing before the executive director of the agency.

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

Effective Date: 07-30-1980

3304.21 Prohibition against use of information.

No person shall, except for the purposes of sections 3304.11 to 3304.27 of the Revised Code, and in accordance with the rules established by the opportunities for Ohioans with disabilities agency, solicit, disclose, receive, make use of, authorize, knowingly permit, participate in, or acquiesce in the use of any list of names or information concerning persons applying for or receiving any services from the agency, which information is directly or indirectly derived from the records of the agency or is acquired in the performance of the person's official duties.

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

Effective Date: 09-09-1970

3304.22 Prohibition against use of program for partisan political purposes - penalty.

No officer or employee of the opportunities for Ohioans with disabilities commission, the opportunities for Ohioans with disabilities agency, or any person engaged in the administration of a vocational rehabilitation program sponsored by or affiliated with the state shall use or permit the use of any vocational rehabilitation program for the purpose of interfering with an election for any partisan political purpose; solicit or receive money for a partisan political purpose; or require any other person to contribute any service or money for a partisan political purpose. Whoever violates this section shall be removed from the officer's or employee's office or employment.

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

Effective Date: 09-09-1970

3304.23 [Renumbered].

Renumbered as § 3335.60 by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Effective Date: 08-06-1999

3304.231 [Renumbered].

Renumbered as § 3335.61 by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.

Amended by 128th General Assemblych.9, SB 79, §1, eff. 10/6/2009.

Effective Date: 07-01-2000

3304.24 [Repealed].

Repealed by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §105.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3304.25 Consumer advisory committee member expenses.

The members of the consumer advisory committee appointed under section 3304.14 of the Revised Code shall receive no compensation for their services except their actual and necessary traveling and other expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties, which shall first be approved by the executive director of the opportunities for Ohioans with disabilities agency.

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

Effective Date: 09-09-1970

3304.26 [Repealed].

Repealed by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §105.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Effective Date: 09-09-1970

3304.27 Vocational rehabilitation services subject to amendment or repeal of legislation.

All vocational rehabilitation services made available under sections 3304.11 to 3304.27 of the Revised Code, are made available subject to amendment or repeal of those sections , and no person with a disability shall have any claim by reason of the person's vocational rehabilitation being affected in any way by such an amendment or repeal.

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

Effective Date: 09-09-1970

3304.28 Bureau of services for visually impaired definitions.

As used in sections 3304.28 to 3304.34 of the Revised Code:

(A) "Suitable vending facility" means automatic vending machines, cafeterias, snack bars, cart service shelters, counters, and other appropriate auxiliary food service equipment determined to be necessary by the bureau of services for the visually impaired for the automatic or manual dispensing of foods, beverages, and other such commodities for sale by persons, no fewer than one-half of whom are blind, under the supervision of a licensed blind vendor or an employee of the opportunities for Ohioans with disabilities agency.

(B) "Blind" means either of the following:

(1) Vision twenty/two hundred or less in the better eye with proper correction;

(2) Field defect in the better eye with proper correction that contracts the peripheral field so that the diameter of the visual field subtends an angle no greater than twenty degrees.

(C) "Governmental property" means any real property, building, or facility owned, leased, or rented by the state or any board, commission, department, division, or other unit or agency thereof, but does not include any institution under the management of the department of rehabilitation and correction pursuant to section 5120.05 of the Revised Code, or under the management of the department of youth services created pursuant to section 5139.01 of the Revised Code.

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

Effective Date: 11-23-1981

3304.29 Duties of bureau of services for visually impaired.

The bureau of services for the visually impaired shall:

(A) Survey suitable vending facility concession opportunities for blind persons on governmental property;

(B) Obtain and make public, information concerning employment opportunities for blind persons in suitable vending facilities;

(C) License blind persons to operate suitable vending facilities on governmental property;

(D) Adopt rules and do everything necessary and proper to carry out sections 3304.29 to 3304.34 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 07-30-1980

3304.30 Suitable vending facilities - establishment and requirements.

Every person in charge of governmental property to be substantially renovated or who is responsible for the acquisition, lease, or rental of such property shall consult with the director of the bureau of services for the visually impaired prior to such renovation, acquisition, lease, or rental to determine if sufficient numbers of persons will be using such property to support a suitable vending facility. If the director determines that such property would be a satisfactory site for a suitable vending facility, provision shall be made for electrical outlets, plumbing fixtures, and other requirements for the installation and operation of a suitable vending facility. In the case of a state university, medical university , technical college, state community college, community college, university branch district, or state-affiliated college or university, the decision to establish a suitable vending facility shall be made jointly by the director of services for the visually impaired and proper administrative authorities of the state or state-affiliated college or university.

The bureau shall provide each suitable vending facility with equipment and an adequate initial stock of suitable articles to be vended. An inventory shall be made of each suitable vending facility at least once every six months. Each blind licensee may make the blind licensee's own inventory on forms prescribed by the bureau, provided that the bureau shall retain the right to make its own inventory at any mutually agreeable time. Each blind licensee may employ and discharge personnel required to operate the blind licensee's vending facility, but employment preference shall be given to blind persons capable of discharging the required duties, and at all times at least one-half of the employees shall be blind.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.18, HB 139, §1, eff. 4/29/2011.

Effective Date: 08-05-1981

3304.31 Bureau may deny, revoke, or suspend licenses.

Licenses issued by the bureau of services for the visually impaired under section 3304.29 of the Revised Code shall be in effect until suspended or revoked. The bureau may deny, revoke, or suspend a license or otherwise discipline a licensee upon proof that the person is guilty of fraud or deceit in procuring or attempting to procure a license, is guilty of a felony or a crime of moral turpitude, is addicted to the use of habit-forming drugs or alcohol, or is mentally incompetent. Such license may also be denied, revoked, or suspended on proof of violation by the applicant or licensee of the rules established by the bureau for the operation of vending facilities by the blind or if a licensee fails to maintain a vending facility as a suitable vending facility. Any blind person who has had his license suspended or revoked or his application denied by the bureau may reapply for a license and may be reinstated or be granted a license by the bureau upon presentation of satisfactory evidence that there is no longer cause for such suspension, revocation, or denial. Before the bureau may revoke, deny, or suspend a license, or otherwise discipline a licensee, written charges must be filed by the director of the bureau and a hearing shall be held as provided in Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 07-30-1980

3304.32 Administrative hearings.

If a dispute concerning the establishment of a suitable vending facility arises or if the bureau of services for the visually impaired determines that a department, agency, or governmental unit in control of governmental property has not complied with sections 3304.29 to 3304.34 of the Revised Code, an administrative hearing shall be held. The hearing shall be conducted by a board, which shall consist of one person designated by the director of the bureau who shall serve as chairman, one person designated by the head of the agency, department, or unit adversely affected, and a third person selected by mutual agreement of the two parties. If a third person cannot be mutually agreed on by the two parties, such person shall be designated by the governor. The board's adjudication of the dispute shall be conducted in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, and any order issued by the board shall be binding on both parties. An order issued by a board constituted under this section may be appealed in accordance with the procedure specified in section 119.12 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 07-30-1980

3304.33 Prohibition against private contract or concession to operate vending facility on governmental property.

No private contract or concession to operate a vending facility on governmental property shall be granted unless the bureau of services for the visually impaired has determined that such facility is not a satisfactory site for a suitable vending facility operated by a blind licensee. Nothing in sections 3304.29 to 3304.34 of the Revised Code shall be construed to impair any valid contract existing prior to August 19, 1976, or to preclude the renegotiation of such contract on the same terms and with the same parties. The bureau of services for the visually impaired shall maintain adequate records to insure that vending facilities operated by blind licensees are suitable vending facilities.

Effective Date: 07-30-1980

3304.34 Vending facilities on federal property.

Vending facilities on federal property shall be licensed in accordance with the "Randolph-Sheppard Vending Stand Act," 89 Stat. 2-8 (1974), 20 U.S.C. 107 , as amended. In accordance with the requirements of that act, the bureau of services for the visually impaired shall conduct biennial elections of the Ohio vendors representative committee, which shall be fully representative of all blind licensees issued licenses under this chapter, and shall perform the functions assigned to the Ohio vendors representative committee under the "Randolph-Sheppard Vending Stand Act," as amended. The number of members and terms of office of the Ohio vendors representative committee shall be determined by the bureau of services for the visually impaired. The director of the bureau shall meet with the committee semiannually, and special meetings may be called upon written request of the majority of the members of such committee or upon written request of the director of the bureau. Such special meetings shall convene within fifteen days of making such request. Committee members shall be paid their actual and necessary expenses for attendance at regular semiannual meetings, but shall receive no reimbursement for expenses incurred attending special meetings.

Effective Date: 12-02-1996

3304.35 Use of funds.

No funds derived from the federal government or from blind licensees under the "Randolph-Sheppard Vending Stand Act," 89 Stat. 2-8 (1974), 20 U.S.C. 107 , as amended, and no interest or other income generated by state investment of those funds shall be spent for purposes other than those set forth in that act.

Effective Date: 07-01-1983

3304.38 [Repealed].

Repealed by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §105.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Effective Date: 12-02-1996

3304.41 Program to provide personal care assistance for severely physically disabled persons.

The opportunities for Ohioans with disabilities agency shall establish and administer a program for the use of funds appropriated for that purpose to provide personal care assistance to enable eligible severely physically disabled persons to live independently or work, shall adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code as necessary to carry out the purposes of this section, and shall apply to the controlling board for the release of the funds.

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

Effective Date: 11-24-1981

3304.42 Effect of child support default on license.

On receipt of a notice pursuant to section 3123.43 of the Revised Code, the bureau of services for the visually impaired shall comply with sections 3123.41 to 3123.50 of the Revised Code and any applicable rules adopted under section 3123.63 of the Revised Code with respect to a license issued pursuant to this chapter.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001

3304.50 Ohio independent living council - executive director.

The Ohio independent living council established and appointed by the governor under the authority of section 107.18 of the Revised Code and pursuant to the "Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1992," 106 Stat. 4344, 29 U.S.C.A. 796d , shall appoint an executive director to serve at the pleasure of the council and shall fix his compensation. The executive director shall not be considered a public employee for purposes of Chapter 4117. of the Revised Code. The council may delegate to the executive director the authority to appoint, remove, and discipline, without regard to sex, race, creed, color, age, or national origin, such other professional, administrative, and clerical staff members as are necessary to carry out the functions and duties of the council.

Effective Date: 09-29-1995