The department of alcohol and drug addiction services shall develop, administer, and revise as necessary a comprehensive statewide alcohol and drug addiction services plan for the implementation of this chapter. The plan shall emphasize abstinence from the use of alcohol and drugs of abuse as the primary goal of alcohol and drug addiction services. The council on alcohol , drug, and gambling addiction services shall advise the department in the development and implementation of the plan.
The plan shall provide for the allocation and distribution of funds appropriated to the department by the general assembly for services furnished by alcohol and drug addiction programs under contract with boards of alcohol, drug addiction, and mental health services. The department shall exclude from the allocation and distribution any funds that are transferred to the department of job and family services to pay the nonfederal share of alcohol and drug addiction services covered by the medicaid program.
The plan shall specify the methodology that the department will use for determining how the funds will be allocated and distributed. A portion of the funds shall be allocated on the basis of the ratio of the population of each alcohol, drug addiction, and mental health service district to the total population of the state as determined from the most recent federal census or the most recent official estimate made by the United States census bureau.
The plan shall ensure that alcohol and drug addiction services of a high quality are accessible to, and responsive to the needs of, all persons, especially those who are members of underserved groups, including, but not limited to, African Americans, Hispanics, native Americans, Asians, juvenile and adult offenders, women, veterans, and persons with special services needs due to age or disability. The plan shall include a program to promote and protect the rights of those who receive services.
To aid in formulating the plan and in evaluating the effectiveness and results of alcohol and drug addiction services, the department, in consultation with the department of mental health, shall establish and maintain an information system or systems. The department of alcohol and drug addiction services shall specify the information that must be provided by boards of alcohol, drug addiction, and mental health services and by alcohol and drug addiction programs for inclusion in the system. The department shall not collect any personal information from the boards except as required or permitted by state or federal law for purposes related to payment, health care operations, program and service evaluation, reporting activities, research, system administration, and oversight.
In consultation with boards, programs, and persons receiving services, the department shall establish guidelines for the use of funds allocated and distributed under this section and for the boards' development of plans for services required by sections 340.033 and 3793.05 of the Revised Code.
In any fiscal year, the department shall spend, or allocate to boards, for methadone maintenance programs or any similar programs not more than eight per cent of the total amount appropriated to the department for the fiscal year.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127,HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28,HB 153, §101.01, eff. 6/30/2011.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9,HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.
Effective Date: 10-10-1989