3772.062 Gambling and addiction services; toll-free telephone numbers.

(A) The executive director of the commission shall enter into an agreement with the department of mental health and addiction services under which the department provides a program of gambling and addiction services on behalf of the commission.

(B) The executive director of the commission, in conjunction with the department of mental health and addiction services and the state lottery commission, shall establish, operate, and publicize an in-state, toll-free telephone number Ohio residents may call to obtain basic information about problem gambling, the gambling addiction services available to problem gamblers, and how a problem gambler may obtain help. The telephone number shall be staffed twenty-four hours per day, seven days a week, to respond to inquiries and provide that information. The costs of establishing, operating, and publicizing the telephone number shall be paid for with money in the problem casino gambling and addictions fund.

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

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

Added by 128th General AssemblyFile No.38, HB 519, §1, eff. 9/10/2010.