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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.

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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.

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. (The comment period will end on September 16, 2021.)

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program: Bed Fee. (The comment period will end on September 16, 2021.)

Awaiting Recommendation from CSI to File

Older Americans Act Programs. (The comment period ended on August 17, 2021.)

Older Americans Act: Consumer Contributions. (The comment period ended on August 17, 2021.)

Golden Buckeye Program. (The comment period ended on September 6, 2021.)

Senior Facilities Program. (The comment period ended on September 6, 2021.)

Long-Term Care Consumer Guide. (The comment period ended on September 6, 2021.)

Long-Term Care Consultation Program. (The comment period ended on September 8, 2021.)

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 31-40 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

173-1-02 Public hearing notices for rule proposals.
173-1-03 Public meetings.
173-1-04 ODA-administered programs during the federal COVID-19 public health emergency.

173-2-07 AAAs: monitoring AAAs and imposing corrective actions upon AAAs.
173-2-08 AAAs: de-designating an AAA.

173-4-01 Older Americans Act nutrition program: introduction and definitions.
173-4-02 Older Americans Act nutrition program: meals eligible for payment.
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 Older Americans Act nutrition program: nutrition projects.
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.
173-4-06 Older Americans Act nutrition program: diet orders.
173-4-07 Older Americans Act nutrition program: nutrition counseling.
173-4-08 Older Americans Act nutrition program: nutrition education.
173-4-09 Older Americans Act nutrition program: nutrition health screening.
173-4-10 Older Americans Act nutrition program: grocery shopping assistance.
173-4-11 Older Americans Act nutrition program: grocery ordering and delivery.

173-13-04 Confidential personal information: statutes and rules.

Emergency Rule (Temporary)

173-1-04 ODA-administered programs during the federal COVID-19 public health emergency. (Effective June 18 to October 17, 2021)

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.

Older Americans Act Nutrition Program. (September 27, 2021)

Confidential Personal Information. (October 13, 2021)

Public Hearings for Rules and Public Meetings. (October 18, 2021)