5166.20 [Renumbered from 5111.87] Additional Medicaid waiver components for home and community-based services.

(A) The department of medicaid may create the following:

(1) One or more medicaid waiver components under which home and community-based services are provided to individuals with mental retardation or other developmental disability as an alternative to placement in ICFs/IID;

(2) One or more medicaid waiver components under which home and community-based services are provided in the form of any of the following:

(a) Early intervention and supportive services for children under three years of age who have developmental delays or disabilities the department determines are significant;

(b) Therapeutic services for children who have autism;

(c) Specialized habilitative services for individuals who are eighteen years of age or older and have autism.

(B) No medicaid waiver component created pursuant to division (A)(2)(b) or (c) of this section shall provide services that are available under another medicaid waiver component. No medicaid waiver component created pursuant to division (A)(2)(b) of this section shall provide services to an individual that the individual is eligible to receive through an individualized education program as defined in section 3323.01 of the Revised Code.

(C) The director of developmental disabilities and director of health may request that the department of medicaid create one or more medicaid waiver components under this section.

(D) Before creating a medicaid waiver component under this section, the department of medicaid shall seek, accept, and consider public comments.

Renumbered from § 5111.87 by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

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

Effective Date: 06-29-2004; 09-29-2005