5123.87 Labor or tasks performed by residents.

(A) No resident of an institution for the mentally retarded shall be compelled to perform labor which involves the operation, support, or maintenance of the institution or for which the institution is under contract with an outside organization. Privileges or release from the institution shall not be conditional upon the performance of such labor. Residents who volunteer to perform such labor shall be compensated at a rate derived from the value of the work performed, having reference to the prevailing wage rate for comparable work or wage rates established under section 4111.06 of the Revised Code.

(B) A resident may be required to perform habilitative tasks which do not involve the operation, support, or maintenance of the institution if those tasks are an integrated part of the resident's habilitation plan and supervised by a mental retardation professional designated by the chief program director.

(C) A resident may be required to perform tasks of a personal housekeeping nature.

Effective Date: 07-01-1975