5126.43 Supported living arrangements.

(A) After receiving notice from the department of developmental disabilities of the amount of state funds to be distributed to it for planning, developing, contracting for, and providing supported living, the county board of developmental disabilities shall arrange for supported living on behalf of and with the consent of individuals based on their individual service plans developed under section 5126.41 of the Revised Code. With the state distribution and any other money designated by the board for supported living, the board shall arrange for supported living in one or more of the following ways:

(1) By contracting under section 5126.45 of the Revised Code with providers selected by the individual to be served;

(2) By entering into shared funding agreements with state agencies, local public agencies, or political subdivisions at rates negotiated by the board;

(3) By providing direct payment or vouchers to be used to purchase supported living, pursuant to a written contract in an amount determined by the board, to the individual or a person providing the individual with protective services as defined in section 5123.55 of the Revised Code.

(B) The board may arrange for supported living only with providers that are certified by the director of developmental disabilities.

When no certified provider is willing and able to provide supported living for an individual in accordance with the terms of the individual service plan for that individual, a county board may provide supported living directly if it is certified by the director of developmental disabilities to provide supported living.

A county board may, for a period not to exceed ninety days, contract for or provide supported living without meeting the requirements of this section for an individual it determines to be in emergency need of supported living. Thereafter, the individual shall choose providers in accordance with sections 5126.41 and 5126.42 of the Revised Code.

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

Effective Date: 03-13-1997; 2007 HB119 06-30-2007