5123.82 Application for habilitation and care of discharged resident.

(A) Any person who has been institutionalized under this chapter may, at any time after discharge from such institution, make application to the managing officer of any public institution for habilitation and care if such person feels the person is in need of such services. If the chief program director determines the applicant to be in need of such services, the managing officer may provide such services as are required by the applicant.

(B) Any person may apply to the managing officer of any public institution for habilitation and care if such person feels the person is in need of such services. If the person's condition warrants, the person's may be enrolled as an outpatient and, during such enrollment, the person may receive services subject to Chapter 5121. of the Revised Code.

(C) The application prescribed in division (A) or (B) of this section may also be made on behalf of a minor by a parent, guardian, or custodian of a minor, and on behalf of an adult adjudicated incompetent by the guardian or custodian of the adult.

(D) The managing officer of the public institution may refer any discharged resident who makes an application under this section to the director of any community mental retardation program serving the county in which such resident resides, or to such other facility as the director of developmental disabilities may designate. Upon notice of such referral, the director of such program may provide the services required by the applicant.

Amended by 128th General Assemblych.28, SB 79, §1, eff. 10/6/2009.

Effective Date: 07-01-1980