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Anyone may participate in the Ohio Department of Aging's rule-development process. Please contact our policy development manager at rules@age.ohio.gov to give input on improving ODA's rules. You may also contact the Common-Sense Initiative (CSI) office to give input on improving our rules. CSI's mission is to generate a more jobs-friendly regulatory climate in Ohio. CSI highlighted our achievements in improving Ohio's regulatory climate in its 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 annual reports.

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Comment Periods

Before the Ohio Department of Aging files a rule proposal with the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) to begin the legislature's rule-review process, we generally publish the proposal on this web page in search of comments. Your participation in this stage of the rule-development process is very important. We may revise a rule or its business-impact analysis according to your comments.

None at this time

Awaiting Recommendation to File

The following comment period ended and the Department is awaiting recommendation from the Common Sense Initiative Office (CSIO) to file with JCARR.

None at this time

Legislative Review

ODA files a rule proposal with the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) to begin the legislature's rule-review process. The process requires ODA to conduct a public hearing 31 to 40 days after the original file date. Generally, 41-65 days after the original file date, JCARR schedules ODA to appear before a meeting concerning the rule proposal.

Currently Under JCARR's Review

  • Long-Term Care Consultation Program:
    • 173-43-01 Long-term care consultation program: introduction and definitions.
    • 173-43-02 Long-term care consultation program: process and general standards for providing consultations.
    • 173-43-03 Long-term care consultation program: required consultations and exemptions.
    • 173-43-04 Long-term care consultation program: time frames.
    • 173-43-05 Long-term care consultation program: staff certification.
  • Long-Term Care Consumer Guide:
    • 173-45-01 Long-term care consumer guide: introduction and definitions.
    • 173-45-03 Long-term care consumer guide: consumer guide content.
    • 173-45-04 Long-term care consumer guide: search queries.
    • 173-45-05 Long-term care consumer guide: display of comparative information following the execution of a search query.
    • 173-45-06 Long-term care consumer guide: facility page.
    • 173-45-06.1 Long-term care consumer guide: information on services provided by facilities.
    • 173-45-06.2 Long-term care consumer guide: facility staffing information.
    • 173-45-07 Long-term care consumer guide: quality measures for nursing facilities.
    • 173-45-08 Long-term care consumer guide: regulatory survey data.
    • 173-45-09 Long-term care consumer guide: fees, invoices, and penalties.
    • 173-45-10 Long-term care consumer guide: consumer satisfaction surveys.
  • Older Americans Act Supportive Services and Older Americans Act Nutrition Program:
    • 173-3-01 Older Americans Act: introduction and definitions. (Revised on 11/18/2020)
    • 173-3-06 Older Americans Act: requirements to include in every AAA-provider agreement.
    • 173-3-06.1 Older Americans Act: adult day service.
    • 173-3-06.2 Older Americans Act: home maintenance and chores.
    • 173-3-06.3 Older Americans Act: home modification.
    • 173-3-06.4 Older Americans Act: homemaker.
    • 173-3-06.5 Older Americans Act: personal care.
    • 173-3-06.6 Older Americans Act: transportation.
    • 173-4-03 Older Americans Act nutrition program: consumer enrollment.
    • 173-4-04 Older Americans Act nutrition program: procuring for person direction.
    • 173-4-05.1 Older Americans Act nutrition program: congregate dining projects.
    • 173-4-05.2 Older Americans Act nutrition program: home-delivered meals projects.
    • 173-4-05.3 Older Americans Act nutrition program: congregate dining projects based in restaurants or grocery stores.
    • 173-4-07 Older Americans Act nutrition program: nutrition counseling.
    • 173-4-09 Older Americans Act nutrition program: nutrition health screening.
  • PASSPORT + Assisted Living Programs (Medicaid-funded components):
    • 173-38-03 Assisted living program (medicaid-funded component): enrollment and reassessment of individuals.
    • 173-42-03 PASSPORT program (medicaid-funded component): enrollment and reassessment of individuals.
    • 173-42-06 PASSPORT program (medicaid-funded component): individuals' choices and responsibilities. (Revised on 10/26/2020)
  • PASSPORT + Assisted Living Programs (state-funded components):
    • 173-40-02 PASSPORT program (state-funded component): individual eligibility requirements.
    • 173-40-03 PASSPORT program (state-funded component): individual disenrollment and other actions.
    • 173-51-02 Assisted living program (state-funded component): eligibility requirements.
    • 173-51-03 Assisted living program (state-funded component): disenrollment and other adverse actions.
  • Provider Certification:
    • 173-39-01 ODA provider certification: introduction and definitions.
    • 173-39-02.1 ODA provider certification: adult day service. (Revised on 10/27/2020)
    • 173-39-02.4 ODA provider certification: choices home care attendant service.
    • 173-39-02.7 ODA provider certification: home medical equipment and supplies.
    • 173-39-02.8 ODA provider certification: homemaker.
    • 173-39-02.10 ODA provider certification: nutritional consultations.
    • 173-39-02.11 ODA provider certification: personal care. (Revised on 11/03/2020)
    • 173-39-03 ODA provider certification: applying for certification.
    • 173-39-03.2 ODA provider certification: changes of ownership interest or organizational structure.
    • 173-39-03.3 ODA provider certification: applying to be certified to provide additional services.
    • 173-39-03.4 ODA provider certification: applying to be certified in additional regions or to certify additional business sites.

Recently-Completed JCARR's Review, But Effective Date Not Yet Established

None at this time

Public Hearings

The legislature's formal rule-review process requires the department to conduct a public hearing on each rule proposal 31 to 40 days after we first file the rule proposal with the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review.