The citizen's advisory councils established under section 5123.092 of the Revised Code shall:
(A) Transmit verbal or written information from any person or organization associated with the institution or within the community, that an advisory council considers important, to the director of developmental disabilities;
(B) Review the records of all applicants to any unclassified position at the institution, except for resident physician positions filled under section 5123.11 of the Revised Code;
(C) Review and evaluate institutional employee training and continuing education programs;
(D) On or before the thirty-first day of January of each year, submit a written report to the director of developmental disabilities regarding matters affecting the institution including, but not limited to, allegations of dehumanizing practices and violations of individual or legal rights;
(E) Review institutional budgets, programs, services, and planning;
(F) Develop and maintain relationships within the community with community mental retardation and developmental disabilities organizations;
(G) Participate in the formulation of the institution's objectives, administrative procedures, program philosophy, and long range goals;
(H) Bring any matter that an advisory council considers important to the attention of the joint council on developmental disabilities and the director of developmental disabilities;
(I) Recommend to the director of developmental disabilities persons for appointment to citizen's advisory councils;
(J) Adopt any rules or procedures necessary to carry out this section.
The chairperson of the advisory council or the chairperson's designee shall be notified within twenty-four hours of any alleged incident of abuse to a resident or staff member by anyone. Incidents of resident or staff abuse shall include, but not be limited to, sudden deaths, accidents, suicides, attempted suicides, injury caused by other persons, alleged criminal acts, errors in prescribing or administering medication, theft from clients, fires, epidemic disease, administering unprescribed drugs, unauthorized use of restraint, withholding of information concerning alleged abuse, neglect, or any deprivation of rights as defined in Chapter 5122. or 5123. of the Revised Code.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.39,SB 171, §1, eff. 6/30/2011.
Amended by 128th General Assemblych.39,SB 79, §1, eff. 10/6/2009.
Effective Date: 12-02-1996
Related Legislative Provision: See 129th General AssemblyFile No.39,SB 171, §4