After consultation with the public health standards task force established under section 3701.343 of the Revised Code, the director of health shall adopt rules establishing minimum standards and optimum achievable standards for boards of health and local health departments. The minimum standards shall assure that boards of health and local health departments provide for:
(A) Analysis and prevention of communicable disease;
(B) Analysis of the causes of, and appropriate treatment for, the leading causes of morbidity and mortality;
(C) The administration and management of the local health department;
(D) Access to primary health care by medically underserved individuals;
(E) Environmental health management programs;
(F) Health promotion services designed to encourage individual and community wellness.
The director shall adopt rules establishing a formula for distribution of state health district subsidy funds to boards of health and local health departments. The formula shall provide no subsidy funds to a board or department unless it meets minimum standards and shall provide higher funding levels for boards and districts that meet optimum achievable standards.
Notwithstanding section 119.03 of the Revised Code, rules adopted under this section shall not take effect unless approved by concurrent resolution of the general assembly.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127,HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.
Effective Date: 11-15-1981