(A) The director of mental health and addiction services, in whole or in part, may withhold funds otherwise to be allocated to a board of alcohol, drug addiction, and mental health services under section 5119.23 of the Revised Code if the board fails to comply with Chapter 340. or section 5119.22, 5119.24, 5119.36, or 5119.371 of the Revised Code or rules of the department of mental health and addiction services.
(B) The director of mental health and addiction services may withhold funds otherwise to be allocated to a board of alcohol, drug addiction, and mental health services under section 5119.23 of the Revised Code if the board denies available service on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, national origin, disability as defined in section 4112.01 of the Revised Code, or developmental disability.
(C) The director shall issue a notice identifying the areas of noncompliance and the action necessary to achieve compliance. The director may offer technical assistance to the board to achieve compliance. The board shall have ten days from receipt of the notice of noncompliance to present its position that it is in compliance. Before withholding funds, the director or the director's designee shall hold a hearing within ten days of receipt of the board's position to determine if there are continuing violations and that either assistance is rejected or the board is unable to achieve compliance. Subsequent to the hearing process, if it is determined that compliance has not been achieved, the director may allocate all or part of the withheld funds to a public or private agency to provide the community mental health or community addiction service for which the board is not in compliance until the time that there is compliance. The director may adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code to implement this section.
Renumbered from § 5119.622 by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.
Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28,HB 153, §101.01, eff. 7/1/2011.