(A) The director of developmental disabilities may establish an employment first task force consisting of the departments of developmental disabilities, education, medicaid, job and family services, and mental health and addiction services; and the opportunities for Ohioans with disabilities agency. The purpose of the task force shall be to improve the coordination of the state's efforts to address the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities who seek community employment as defined in section 5123.022 of the Revised Code.
(B) The department of developmental disabilities may enter into interagency agreements with any of the government entities on the task force. The interagency agreements may specify either or both of the following:
(1) The roles and responsibilities of the government entities that are members of the task force, including any money to be contributed by those entities;
(2) The projects and activities of the task force.
(C) There is hereby created in the state treasury the employment first taskforce fund. Any money received by the task force from its members shall be credited to the fund. The department of developmental disabilities shall use the fund to support the work of the task force.
(D) The task force shall cease to exist on January 1, 2020. Any money, assets, or employees of the department of developmental disabilities that on that date are dedicated to the work of the task force shall be reallocated by the department for employment services for individuals with developmental disabilities.
History. Added by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.