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
5123:2-17-03Abuser registryRevisions11/1/2017

Public Hearings

Rule TitleActionHearing Date
5123:2-6-01Definitions of terms used in Chapter 5123:2-6 of the
Administrative Code.
RescissionJCARR- 10/23/2017
5123:2-6-01Definitions of terms used in Chapter 5123:2-6 of the
Administrative Code.
New RuleJCARR- 10/23/2017
5123:2-6-02 Self-administration or assistance with self-administration of
prescribed medication.
RescissionJCARR- 10/23/2017
5123:2-6-02Self-administration or assistance with self-administration of
prescribed medication.
New RuleJCARR- 10/23/2017
5123:2-6-03Authorization of developmental disabilities personnel to
perform health-related activities and administer prescribed
medication.
RescissionJCARR- 10/23/2017
5123:2-6-03Authorization of developmental disabilities personnel to
perform health-related activities and administer prescribed
medication.
New RuleJCARR- 10/23/2017
5123:2-6-04Qualifications, training, and certification of registered nurse
instructors and registered nurse trainers.
RescissionJCARR- 10/23/2017
5123:2-6-04 Qualifications, training, and certification of registered nurse
instructors and registered nurse trainers.
New RuleJCARR- 10/23/2017
5123:2-6-05Qualifications and training of registered nurses who train
developmental disabilities personnel and developmental
disabilities personnel who administer prescribed medication to
individuals residing at a residential facility with seventeen or
more beds while on a field trip.
RescissionJCARR- 10/23/2017
5123:2-6-05Qualifications and training of developmental disabilities
personnel to activate a vagal nerve stimulator, use an
epinephrine auto-injector, and administer topical
over-the-counter medication for the purpose of cleaning,
protecting, or comforting the skin, hair, nails, teeth, or oral
surfaces.
New RuleJCARR- 10/23/2017
5123:2-6-06Qualifications, training, and certification of developmental
disabilities personnel who perform health-related activities and
administer prescribed medication.
RescissionJCARR- 10/23/2017
5123:2-6-06Qualifications, training, and certification of developmental
disabilities personnel who perform health-related activities and
administer prescribed medication.
New RuleJCARR- 10/23/2017
5123:2-6-07General provisions and compliance for performance of
health-related activities and administration of prescribed
medication.
RescissionJCARR- 10/23/2017
5123:2-6-07General provisions and compliance for performance of
health-related activities and administration of prescribed
medication.
New RuleJCARR- 10/23/2017

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
5160-3-01.1Authorization for the Ohio department of developmental
disabilities (DODD) to administer the medicaid program for
services provided by intermediate care facilities for the mentally
retarded (ICFs-MR).
Rescission10/23/2017
5160-3-90Authorization for the Ohio department of developmental
disabilities (DODD) to administer the medicaid program for
services provided by intermediate care facilities for individuals
with intellectual disabilities (ICFs-IID).
New Rule10/23/2017
5160-1-40 Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)New Rule11/17/2017
5160-12-04Home health and private duty nursing: visit policyRevisions11/17/2017
5160-12-08Registered nurse assessment and registered nurse consultation servicesRevisions11/17/2017
5160-45-10ODM-administered waiver programs: Provider conditions of
participation.
Revisions11/17/2017
5160-40-01Medicaid home and community-based services program -
individual options waiver.
Revisions11/17/2017
5160-41-12 Home and community-based services waivers - request for prior
authorization for individuals enrolled in the individual options
waiver.
Rescission11/17/2017
5160-41-17Medicaid home and community-based services program - self-empowered
life funding waiver.
Revisions11/17/2017
5160-42-01Medicaid home and community-based services program - level
one waiver.
Revisions11/17/2017

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.