(A) The department of developmental disabilities shall strive to achieve, not later than July 1, 2018, the following statewide reductions in ICF/IID beds:
(1) At least five hundred and not more than six hundred beds in ICFs/IID that, before becoming downsized ICFs/IID, have sixteen or more beds;
(2) At least five hundred and not more than six hundred beds in ICFs/IID with any number of beds that convert some or all of their beds from providing ICF/IID services to providing home and community-based services pursuant to section 5124.60 or 5124.61 of the Revised Code.
(B) In its efforts to achieve the reductions under division (A) of this section, the department shall collaborate with the Ohio association of county boards serving people with developmental disabilities, the Ohio provider resource association, the Ohio centers for intellectual disabilities formed by the Ohio health care association, and the values and faith alliance. The collaboration efforts may include the following:
(1) Identifying ICFs/IID that may reduce the number of their beds to help achieve the reductions under division (A) of this section;
(2) Encouraging ICF/IID providers to reduce the number of their ICFs/IID's beds;
(3) Establishing interim time frames for making progress in achieving the reductions;
(4) Creating incentives for, and removing impediments to, the reductions;
(5) In the case of ICF/IID beds that are converted to providing home and community-based services, developing a mechanism to compensate providers for beds that permanently cease to provide ICF/IID services.
(C) The department shall meet not less than twice each year with the organizations specified in division (B) of this section to do all of the following:
(1) Review the progress being made in achieving the reductions under division (A) of this section;
(2) Prepare written reports on the progress;
(3) Identify additional measures needed to achieve the reductions.
Repealed by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §125.11.03, eff. 7/1/2018.
Added by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.