No board of alcohol, drug addiction, and mental health services or any addiction or mental health services provider under contract with such a board shall discriminate in the provision of services under its authority, in employment, or contract on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, national origin, or disability.
Each board and each community addiction or mental health services provider shall have a written affirmative action program. The affirmative action program shall include goals for the employment and effective utilization of, including contracts with, members of economically disadvantaged groups as defined in division (E)(1) of section 122.71 of the Revised Code in percentages reflecting as nearly as possible the composition of the alcohol, drug addiction, and mental health service district served by the board. Each board and provider shall file a description of the affirmative action program and a progress report on its implementation with the department of mental health and addiction services.
Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.
Effective Date: 10-10-1989; 2006 HB699 03-29-2007