5123.043 Complaint resolution.

(A) The director of developmental disabilities shall adopt rules establishing procedures for administrative resolution of complaints filed under division (B) of this section and section 5126.06 of the Revised Code. The rules shall be adopted in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.

(B) Except as provided in division (C) of this section, any person or county board of developmental disabilities that has a complaint involving any of the programs, services, policies, or administrative practices of the department of developmental disabilities or any of the entities under contract with the department, may file a complaint with the department. Prior to commencing a civil action regarding the complaint, a person or county board shall attempt to have the complaint resolved through the administrative resolution process established in the rules adopted under this section. After exhausting the administrative resolution process, the person or county board may commence a civil action if the complaint is not settled to the person's or county board's satisfaction.

(C) An employee of the department may not file under this section a complaint related to the terms and conditions of employment for the employee.

Amended by 128th General Assemblych.127, SB 79, §1, eff. 10/6/2009.

Effective Date: 12-13-2001; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007