The director of health shall prepare and submit to the surgeon general a state plan which shall include the hospital and medical facilities construction and modernization program developed under sections 3701.01, 3701.04, 3701.08, 3701.09, and 3701.37 to 3701.45 of the Revised Code, and which shall provide for the establishment, administration, and operation of hospital and medical facilities construction and modernization activities in accordance with the requirements of the federal act and regulations thereunder. The director shall, prior to the submission of such plan to the surgeon general, give adequate publicity to a general description of all the provisions proposed to be included therein and hold a public hearing at which all persons or organizations with a legitimate interest in such a plan may be given an opportunity to express their views. After approval of the plan by the surgeon general, the director shall make public a general description of the provisions thereof and shall make the plan or a copy thereof available upon request to all interested persons or organizations. The director shall review the hospital and medical facilities construction and modernization program and submit to the surgeon general any modifications thereof which the director finds necessary and may submit to the surgeon general such modifications of the state plan not inconsistent with the requirements of the federal act as are advisable.
Effective Date: 12-02-1996 .