5123.093 Duties of citizen's advisory council.

The citizen's advisory councils established under section 5123.092 of the Revised Code shall do all of the following:

(A) Transmit to the director of developmental disabilities verbal or written information, received from any person or organization associated with the institution or within the community, that an advisory council considers important;

(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 within the community relationships with community 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 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 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 158, §1, eff. 10/12/2016.

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