(A) The director of mental health may enter into an agreement with boards of trustees or boards of directors of one or more institutions of higher education or hospitals licensed pursuant to section 5119.20 of the Revised Code to establish, manage, and conduct collaborative training efforts for students enrolled in courses of studies for occupations or professions which may be determined by the director upon the approval of the medical director to be in occupations or professions needed to provide adequate care and treatment for persons receiving mental health services.
(B) Such collaborative training efforts may include but are not limited to programs in psychiatry, psychology, nursing, social work, counseling professions, and others considered appropriate by the director of mental health. Any such program shall be approved or accredited by its respective professional organization or state board having jurisdiction over the profession.
(1) The department shall require that the following be provided for in agreements between the department and institutions of higher education or hospitals licensed pursuant to section 5119.20 of the Revised Code:
(a) Establishment of inter-disciplinary committees to advise persons responsible for training programs. Each committee shall have representation drawn from the geographical community the institution of higher education or hospital serves and shall include representatives of agencies, boards, targeted populations as determined by the department, racial and ethnic minority groups, and publicly funded programs;
(b) Funding procedures;
(c) Specific outcomes and accomplishments that are expected or required of a program under such agreement;
(d) The types of services to be provided under such agreement.
(2) The department may require that the following be provided for in agreements between the department and institutions of higher education or hospitals licensed pursuant to section 5119.20 of the Revised Code:
(a) Special arrangements for individual residents or trainees to encourage their employment in publicly funded settings upon completion of their training;
(b) Procedures for the selection of residents or trainees to promote the admission, retention, and graduation of women, minorities, and handicapped persons;
(c) Cross-cultural training and other subjects considered necessary to enhance training efforts and the care and treatment of patients and clients;
(d) Funding of faculty positions oriented toward meeting the needs of publicly funded programs.
Subject to appropriations by the general assembly, the director of mental health has final approval of the funding of these collaborative training efforts.
Effective Date: 07-01-1988