A plan for alcohol and drug addiction services prepared in accordance with section 340.033 of the Revised Code shall be submitted to the department of alcohol and drug addiction services by each board of alcohol, drug addiction, and mental health services at intervals specified by the department. The plan constitutes an application for funds distributed by the department pursuant to the comprehensive statewide alcohol and drug addiction services plan developed under section 3793.04 of the Revised Code.
The department shall review plans and approve or disapprove them in whole or in part. The department shall distribute funds to a board under this chapter if it approves all or part of the plan submitted by the board. The department may withhold all or part of the funds allocated to a board if it disapproves all or part of a plan. Prior to a final decision to disapprove a plan or to withhold funds from a board, a representative of the director of alcohol and drug addiction services shall meet with the board and discuss the reason for the action the department proposes to take and any corrective action that should be taken to make the plan acceptable to the department. In addition, the department shall offer technical assistance to the board to assist it to make the plan acceptable. The department shall give the board a reasonable time in which to revise the plan. The board thereafter shall submit a revised plan or a new plan to the department.
If the approval of a new plan remains in dispute thirty days prior to the conclusion of the fiscal year in which the board's then current plan is scheduled to expire, the board or the department may request that the dispute be submitted to a mutually agreed upon third party mediator with the cost to be shared by the board and the department. The mediator shall issue to the board and the department its recommendations for resolution of the dispute. Prior to the conclusion of the fiscal year, the department, taking into consideration the recommendations of the mediator, shall make a final determination and approve or disapprove the plan, in whole or in part.
The department shall establish procedures for the review of plans and a timetable for submission and review of plans and for corrective action and submission of new or revised plans.
If a board determines that it is necessary to amend a plan that has been approved under this section, the board shall submit the proposed amendment to the department. The department may approve or disapprove all or part of the amendment. If the department does not approve all or part of the amendment within thirty days after it is submitted, the amendment shall be considered approved. If the department disapproves all or part of the amendment, it shall inform the board of the reasons for its disapproval and the criteria that the board must meet before the amendment can be approved. The department shall provide the board an opportunity to present its case on behalf of the amendment. The department shall give the board a reasonable time within which to meet the criteria and shall offer technical assistance to the board to help it meet the criteria.
The department may distribute funds for alcohol and drug addiction services specified by the department on a regional or statewide basis. Funds for these services may be distributed to a single board or a group of two or more boards. If the department chooses to distribute the funds to two or more boards, it shall require the boards to submit to the department a joint plan for provision of the services and use of the funds. In addition, the department shall, at the request of a single board or a group of two or more boards, consider a proposal that specified services be funded on a regional or statewide basis.
Effective Date: 10-10-1989