Rule 173-39-02.18 | Non-medical transportation.
(A) "Non-medical transportation" (transportation) means using a provider's vehicle and driver to transport individuals from one place to another for a non-medical purpose. "Non-medical transportation" does not include the following:
(1) Transportation otherwise available, or funded by, Ohio's medicaid program or another source.
(2) Transportation for a non-emergency medical purpose. (See rule 173-39-02.13 of the Administrative Code.)
(3) Transportation being provided through a similar service in this chapter.
(4) Transportation the individual's family, neighbors, friends, or community agencies are wiling to, or required to provide to the individual free of charge.
(5) Escort or transportation by a participant-directed provider. (See rule 173-39-02.4 of the Administrative Code.)
(B) Requirements for ODA-certified providers of non-medical transportation:
(1) The provider shall comply with the requirements for every ODA-certified provider in rule 173-39-02 of the Administrative Code.
(2) The provider shall comply with all requirements for ODA-certified providers of non-emergency medical transportation under paragraph (B) of rule 173-39-02.13 of the Administrative Code.
(C) Jobs and rates for non-medical transportation follow the same standards as for non-emergency medical transportation under paragraph (C) of rule 173-39-02.13 of the Administrative Code.