5123.046 Approving county board plans.

The department of developmental disabilities shall review each component of the three-calendar-year plan it receives from a county board of developmental disabilities under section 5126.054 of the Revised Code and, in consultation with the department of job and family services and office of budget and management, approve each component that includes all the information and conditions specified in that section. The third component of the plan shall be approved or disapproved not later than forty-five days after the third component is submitted to the department. If the department approves all three components of the plan, the plan is approved. Otherwise, the plan is disapproved. If the plan is disapproved, the department shall take action against the county board under division (B) of section 5126.056 of the Revised Code.

In approving plans under this section, the department shall ensure that the aggregate of all plans provide for the increased enrollment into home and community-based services during each state fiscal year of at least five hundred individuals who did not receive residential services, supported living, or home and community-based services the prior state fiscal year if the department has enough additional enrollment available for this purpose.

The department shall establish protocols that the department shall use to determine whether a county board is complying with the programmatic and financial accountability mechanisms and achieving outcomes specified in its approved plan. If the department determines that a county board is not in compliance with the mechanisms or achieving the outcomes specified in its approved plan, the department may take action under division (F) of section 5126.055 of the Revised Code.

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

Effective Date: 12-13-2001; 07-01-2005; 2007 HB119 07-01-2007.