(A) This chapter shall be interpreted to accomplish all of the following:
(1) Establish a unified system of treatment for mentally ill persons;
(2) Establish a community support system available for every alcohol, drug addiction, and mental health service district;
(3) Protect the personal liberty of mentally ill persons so that they may be treated in the least restrictive environment;
(4) Encourage the development of high quality, cost effective, and comprehensive services, including culturally sensitive services;
(5) Foster the development of comprehensive community mental health services, based on recognized local needs, especially for severely mentally disabled children, adolescents, and adults;
(6) Ensure that services provided meet minimum standards established by the director of mental health or the department of alcohol and drug addiction services;
(7) Promote the delivery of high quality and cost-effective alcohol and drug addiction services;
(8) Promote the participation of consumers of mental health services and alcohol and drug addiction services in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of these services.
(B) Nothing in Chapter 340., 3793., 5119., or 5122. of the Revised Code shall be construed as requiring a board of county commissioners to provide resources beyond the total amount set forth in a community mental health plan, as developed and submitted under section 340.03 of the Revised Code, to provide the services listed in section 340.09 of the Revised Code, and nothing in those chapters shall be construed as requiring a board of county commissioners to provide resources beyond the total amount set forth in a plan for alcohol and drug addiction services, prepared and submitted in accordance with sections 340.033 and 3793.05 of the Revised Code, to provide alcohol and drug addiction services.
Effective Date: 10-10-1989