Ohio Administrative Rules

Ohio Administrative Rules

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All rules actively going through the rule-making process are also registered with the Register of Ohio. If a rule is going through the rule-making process, the Register will include copies of the rules, copies of Public Hearing Notices, comments from the Common Sense Initiative (CSI) Office, and a Rule Summary and Fiscal Analysis (RFSA).

Each agency also has their rules under development listed on their respected website. The below links will take you directly to the rules under development pages for each agency.

Department of Developmental Disabilities 
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Ohio Department of Medicaid
Ohio Department of Health

Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD)

Rules Under Development

Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD)

There is a public hearing for the new medication administration group of rules on September 12th, 2017. If you have any questions or comments please submit them to Policy Analyst Christine Touvelle (ctouelle@opra.org). 

Public Comments

RuleTitleActionPublic Comments Due

Public Hearings

Rule TitleActionHearing Date
5123:2-9-24Home and community-based services waivers - transportation
under the individual options, level one, and self-empowered
life funding waivers.
Revisions12/19/2017
5123:2-9-32Home and community-based services waivers - participantdirected
homemaker/personal care under the individual options,
level one, and self-empowered life funding waivers.
New Rule12/19/2017
5123:2-9-37Home and community-based services waivers - waiver nursing
delegation under the individual options, level one, and selfempowered
life funding waivers.
New Rule12/19/2017
5123:2-9-40 Home and community-based services waivers - administration
of the self-empowered life funding waiver.
Revisions12/19/2017
5123:2-9-42 Home and community-based services waivers - community
inclusion under the self-empowered life funding waiver.
Rescission12/19/2017
5123:2-3-18Calculation of room and board payment for an individual
residing in a residential facility.
RescissionJCARR Hearing 12/11
5123:2-3-11 Licensed residential facilities - room and board.New RuleJCARR Hearing 12/11
5123:2-7-12Intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual
disabilities - cost report and chart of accounts.
Revisions1/3/2018
5123:2-7-16 Intermediate care facilities - chart of accounts.Rescission1/3/2018
5123:2-9-30 Home and community-based services waivers - homemaker/
personal care under the individual options and level one waivers.
Revisions1/3/2018
5123:2-9-31Home and community-based services waivers - homemaker/
personal care daily billing unit for sites where individuals
enrolled in the individual options waiver share services.
Revisions1/3/2018

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD)

The new OOD VR Fee Schedule has a scheduled implementation date of October 1, 2016. For more information email OPRA Director of Day Services Lisa Mathis (lmathis@opra.org).

Rule NumberTitleActionHearing Date

Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM)

Rule NumberTitleActionPublic Hearing Date

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH)

No rules pertaining to the field are up for review. 

Rule NumberRule TitleActionPublic Hearing Date

Rules in Effect

Rules that are currently in effect can be found on each state agency’s respective website.

Department of Developmental Disabilities Rules in Effect

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities Rules in Effect

Ohio Department of Medicaid Rules in Effect

Ohio Department of Health Rules in Effect

Questions or comments about rules and the rules process can be directed to Christine Touvelle, OPRA’s Policy Analyst, at ctouvelle@opra.org.