5126.051 Residential services and supported living services.

(A) To the extent that resources are available, a county board of developmental disabilities shall provide for or arrange residential services and supported living for individuals with mental retardation and developmental disabilities.

A county board may acquire, convey, lease, or sell property for residential services and supported living and enter into loan agreements, including mortgages, for the acquisition of such property. A county board is not required to comply with provisions of Chapter 307. of the Revised Code providing for competitive bidding or sheriff sales in the acquisition, lease, conveyance, or sale of property under this division, but the acquisition, lease, conveyance, or sale must be at fair market value determined by appraisal of one or more disinterested persons appointed by the board.

Any action taken by a county board under this division that will incur debt on the part of the county shall be taken in accordance with Chapter 133. of the Revised Code. A county board shall not incur any debt on the part of the county without the prior approval of the board of county commissioners.

(B)

(1) To the extent that resources are available, a county board shall provide or arrange for the provision of adult services to individuals who are age eighteen and older and not enrolled in a program or service under Chapter 3323. of the Revised Code or age sixteen or seventeen and eligible for adult services under rules adopted by the director of developmental disabilities under Chapter 119. of the Revised Code. These services shall be provided in accordance with the individual's individual service plan and shall include support services specified in the plan.

(2) Any prevocational services shall be provided in accordance with the individual's individual service plan and occur over a specified period of time with specific outcomes sought to be achieved.

(3) A county board may, in cooperation with the opportunities for Ohioans with disabilities agency, seek federal funds for job training or other services directed at helping individuals obtain community employment.

(4) A county board may contract with any agency, board, or other entity that is accredited by the commission on accreditation of rehabilitation facilities to provide services. A county board that is accredited by the commission on accreditation of rehabilitation facilities may provide services for which it is certified by the commission.

(C) To the extent that resources are available, a county board may provide services to an individual with mental retardation or other developmental disability in addition to those provided pursuant to this section, section 5126.05 of the Revised Code, or any other section of this chapter. The services shall be provided in accordance with the individual's individual service plan and may be provided in collaboration with other entities of state or local government.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 483, §101.01, eff. 9/15/2014.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Amended by 128th General Assemblych.9, SB 79, §1, eff. 10/6/2009.

Effective Date: 06-06-2001