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Rule 5122-1-28 | Industrial and entertainment funds.


(A) This rule is applicable to all employees of the Ohio department of mental health and addiction services regional psychiatric hospitals (RPHs).

(B) Process

(1) The chief executive officer of each RPH will take the necessary action to ensure that an industrial and entertainment fund is established.

(2) All monies received by an RPH that are designated for entertainment and benefit of the patients, including profits from the commissary fund operations, will be deposited in the industrial and entertainment fund and be used only for the entertainment and benefit of patients.

(3) All monies donated to a hospital that are ear-marked for a specific patient purpose will be deposited in a subsidiary account of the industrial and entertainment fund and be included in the total balance of the fund.

(C) Income

Income for the industrial and entertainment fund will be derived from, but not be limited to, the following sources:

(1) Donations;

(2) Vending machine commissions;

(3) Monies from occupational or activity therapy projects financed by industrial and entertainment funds;

(4) Confiscated monies;

(5) Telephone commissions from telephone calls by patients;

(6) Interest income;

(7) Funds transferred under the provisions of section 5119.56 of the Revised Code; and

(8) Profits generated by hospital commissaries in accordance with division (B) of section 5119.52 of the Revised Code.

(D) Disbursements

Disbursements may be made from the industrial and entertainment fund only for items that exclusively benefit patients and for which no appropriated or patient funds are available. Disbursements will be controlled and documented by a voucher system and supported by a verified roster of the patients served. Industrial and entertainment fund disbursements may be utilized for, but not limited to, the following items or activities:

(1) Recreation and entertainment;

(2) Recreation and entertainment supplies, equipment, and maintenance and repair of same;

(3) Holiday decorations;

(4) Books, magazines, newspapers, and other library supplies;

(5) Movie or game purchases and rentals;

(6) Chapel expenses;

(7) Bus rentals and bus fares;

(8) Occupational or activity therapy supplies; and

(9) Benefit clients of the community support network.

(E) Other disbursements

Disbursements in the amount of one thousand dollars or less may be made with the approval of the chief executive officer or the chief executive officer's designee. Expenditures in excess of one thousand dollars will have prior approval from central office. Approval will be secured in advance by submitting a request for approval to purchase form DMHAS-0205 as follows:

(1) The form will be prepared by the requesting RPH, numbered consecutively within each fiscal year, and signed by the chief executive officer.

(2) The form, accompanied by at least three letterhead bids, will be forwarded to the deputy director of hospital services for approval. A vendor's refusal to bid is acceptable as a bid.

(3) Items to be purchased from state term contracts or Ohio penal industries do not require bids.

(4) Upon central office approval, the copy of the certificate of approval will be returned to the initiating RPH. The original copy of the certificate will be retained by the RPH according to the department retention schedule.

Last updated April 4, 2022 at 8:49 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: R.C. 5119.52
Amplifies: R.C. 5119.52
Five Year Review Date: 4/4/2027
Prior Effective Dates: 7/27/1990, 2/1/2000, 3/8/2009, 7/2/2015