5160.22 Examination of records regarding medical assistance programs.

(A) The auditor of state and attorney general, or their designees, may examine any records, whether in computer or printed format, in the possession of the medicaid director or any county director of job and family services, regarding medical assistance programs. The auditor of state and attorney general shall do both of the following regarding the records:

(1) Provide safeguards that restrict access to the records to purposes directly connected with an audit or investigation, prosecution, or criminal or civil proceeding conducted in connection with the administration of the programs;

(2) Comply, and ensure that their designees comply, with section 5160.45 of the Revised Code and rules of the medicaid director restricting the disclosure of information regarding medical assistance recipients.

(B) Any person who fails to comply with the restriction specified in division (A) of this section is disqualified from acting as an agent or employee or in any other capacity under appointment or employment of any state board, commission, or agency.

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