Rule 5160-31-04 | Enrollment process for PASSPORT HCBS waiver program.
(A) The Ohio department of aging (ODA) is responsible for the daily operation of the pre-admission screening system providing options and resources today (PASSPORT) home and community- based services (HCBS) waiver. ODA will operate this waiver pursuant to an interagency agreement with the Ohio department of medicaid (ODM) in accordance with sections 5162.35 and 5166.21 of the Revised Code. ODA will establish processes and procedures to enroll individuals on this waiver.
(B) Individuals who wish to enroll in PASSPORT must have his/her medicaid eligibility determination made by ODM's administrative agency and an assessment of his/her PASSPORT eligibility made by ODA's designee.
(C) If the individual has been determined eligible and a waiver slot is available, the individual shall be enrolled in accordance with the PASSPORT HCBS waiver program's home first component, if applicable, and rule 173-42-03 of the Administrative Code.
(D) ODA's designee shall make the determination of PASSPORT eligibility using the requirements set forth in rule 5160-31-03 of the Administrative Code. .
(E) Any applicant for PASSPORT HCBS waiver program services is entitled to notice and hearing rights as set forth in section 5101.35 of the Revised Code and division 5101:6 of the Administrative Code.