5119.221 Waiver or requirements; authority of director.

(A) The director of mental health and addiction services, in accordance with procedures established under division (F)(5) of section 5119.22 of the Revised Code, may issue to a board of alcohol, drug addiction, and mental health services a time-limited waiver of the requirement of section 340.033 of the Revised Code that ambulatory detoxification and medication-assisted treatment be made available within the borders of the board's service district if the director determines that both of the following apply:

(1) The board seeking the waiver has made reasonable efforts to make ambulatory detoxification and medication-assisted treatment available within the borders of the board's service district;

(2) Ambulatory detoxification and medication-assisted treatment can be made available through one or more contracts between the board seeking the waiver and community addiction services providers that are located not more than thirty miles beyond the borders of the board's service district

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(B) Each waiver issued under this section shall specify the amount of time for which it is in effect and whether it applies to ambulatory detoxification, medication-assisted treatment, or both.

Amended by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 49, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2017.

Added by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 319, §1, eff. 7/1/2017.

Prior History: (Renumbered as § 5119.342 by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.)