(A) Except as provided in division (B) of this section, a patient, patient's estate, or liable relative shall cease to be eligible for a discount under sections 5121.36 or 5121.37 of the Revised Code on accumulation of countable assets in excess of an amount equal to fifty per cent of the difference between the following:
(1) The gross annual income that corresponds with a family size of two persons at one hundred per cent of the federal poverty level for the state;
(2) The gross annual income that corresponds with a family size of one person at one hundred per cent of the federal poverty level for the state.
(B) Money needed to meet the patient's needs and burial fund as determined by a needs assessment conducted by the department of mental health pursuant to rules adopted under section 5119.01 of the Revised Code shall be excluded from any determination the department makes under division (A) of this section.
Effective Date: 01-01-2006