The department of alcohol and drug addiction services, in conjunction with the department of job and family services, shall develop a joint state plan to improve the accessibility and timeliness of alcohol and drug addiction services for individuals identified by a public children services agency as in need of those services. The plan shall address the fact that Ohio works first participants may be among the persons receiving services under section 340.15 of the Revised Code and shall require the department of job and family services to seek federal funds available under Title IV-A of the "Social Security Act," 49 Stat. 620 (1935), 42 U.S.C.A. 301, as amended, for the provision of the services to Ohio works first participants who are receiving services under section 340.15 of the Revised Code.
The plan shall address the need and manner for sharing information and include a request for the general assembly to appropriate an amount of funds specified in the report to be used by the departments to pay for services under section 340.15 of the Revised Code. The departments shall review and amend the plan as necessary.
Not later than the first day of July of each even-numbered year, the departments shall submit a report on the progress made under the joint state plan to the governor, president of the senate, and speaker of the house of representatives. The report shall include information on treatment capacity, needs assessments, and number of individuals who received services pursuant to section 340.15 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 07-01-2000