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45 CFR 1321.7 says, "The Older Americans Act intends that the State agency on aging shall be the leader relative to all aging issues on behalf of all older persons in the State. This means that the State agency shall proactively carry out a wide range of functions related to advocacy, planning, coordination, interagency linkages, information sharing, brokering, monitoring and evaluation, designed to lead to the development or enhancement of comprehensive and coordinated community based systems in, or serving, communities throughout the State. These systems shall be designed to assist older persons in leading independent, meaningful and dignified lives in their own homes and communities as long as possible."

R.C. §173.01  requires any state agency filing a rule proposal with the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) to notify ODA of the proposal if it would primarily affect older Ohioans. The section also establishes a process for ODA to suggest ways to improve such a rule proposal. (Cf., 45 CFR 1321.13)

R.C. §3923.50 requires the Ohio Department of Insurance to consult with ODA on rule proposals that it files with JCARR regarding the Ohio Long-Term Care Insurance Program.

Additionally, R.C. §5162.66 requires the Ohio Department of Medicaid to consult with ODA on rule proposals that it files with JCARR regarding the Resident Protection Fund.

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Board of Executives of Long-Term Services and Supports (BELTSS)

4751-1-05.1 Core of knowledge in nursing home administration. (Effective 05/01/2021)
4751-1-13 Continuing education. (Effective 05/01/2021)

Ohio Department of Medicaid

5160-1-17.4 Revalidation of provider agreements. (Effective 04/17/2021)
5160-31-03 Eligibility for enrollment in the PASSPORT HCBS waiver program.
5160-33-03 Eligibility for the medicaid funded component of the assisted living program.

Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

5120-14-01 Certificate of achievement and employability.

Department of Health

3701-12-01 Definitions.
3701-12-05 Scope of review: reviewable activities.
3701-12-10 Replacement certificate of need.
3701-12-11 Opportunity to submit written comments during the course of a certificate of need review.
3701-12-12 Certificate of need revised applications.
3701-12-18 Validity requirements, follow-up and withdrawal of certificates of need.
3701-12-19 Monitoring of activities determined to not be reviewable activities.
3701-12-20 General certificate of need review criteria.

Ohio Dept. of Insurance

3901-1-67 Alternative derivative and reserve accounting practices. (Effective 04/15/2021)
3901-6-11 Recognition of the 2001 CSO mortality table for use in determining minimum reserve liabilities and nonforfeiture benefits.
3901-6-12 Permitting the recognition of preferred mortality tables for use in determining minimum reserve liabilities.
3901-9-01 Viatical settlement providers.
3901-9-02 Viatical settlement broker license and registration of insurance agents operating as a viatical settlement broker.
3901-9-03 Viatical settlement broker continuing education.
3901-9-04 Insurance company questions on life insurance applications to identify and prevent stranger originated life insurance.

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

Annual Update of the HHS Poverty Guidelines (2021)

Proposed Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule To Support, and Remove Barriers to, Coordinated Care and Individual Engagement. Comment period will end on May 6, 2021.

Medicare Program: National Expansion of the Prior Authorization Model for Repetitive, Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance Transports. Effective December 2, 2020.

Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications During the COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency Effective March 17, 2020.

Adult Protective Services (Ohio Dept. of Job and Family Services)

5101:2-20-11 Adult protective services screening.
5101:2-20-12 Adult protective services assessment and investigation.

Ohio Civil Rights Commission: Housing Accommodations for Older Persons

4112-6-03 Housing accommodations for older persons.

Ohio Attorney General: Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCII)

109:5-1-01 Procedure for requesting criminal records.
109:5-1-03 Procedure for requesting and processing a search of the retained applicant fingerprint database.