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Ohio Department of Aging Featured Proposals from Other Agencies

The Code of Federal Regulations 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." (45 CFR 1321.7(a))

Section 173.01 of the Revised Code 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(a)(1))

Section 3923.50 of the Revised Code 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, section 5162.66 of the Revised Code requires the Ohio Department of Medicaid to consult with ODA on rule proposals that it files with JCARR regarding the Resident Protection Fund.

ODA intends to feature certain state and federal rules of interest below, as well as executive orders. ODA does not intend to feature every rule or executive order of interest below.

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Featured Proposals:

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
Purchasing and Delivery Services for the Elderly and Disabled [Home-delivered groceries]

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities

Ohio Dept. of Insurance: Viatical Settlements
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.

Ohio Dept. of Health
3701-17-03.1 Expedited initial licensure inspections (for nursing homes)
3701-17-52.1 Expedited initial licensure inspections (for assisted living)

Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources
Camping fees. [50% Golden Buckeye Card discount]

Ohio Supreme Court
Guardianship Rules

BELTSS: 5 Year Reviews
4751-1-11 Temporary license.
4751-1-14 Recognition of out-of-state license.
4751-1-17 Personal information systems.

BELTSS
4751-1-12 Suspension, revocation, and disciplinary action.

Ohio Dept. of Medicaid
5160-33-03 Eligibility for the assisted living home and community based services (HCBS) waiver program.

U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services: Administration on Aging
Voluntary Consensus Guidelines for State Adult Protective Services Systems (Comment period ends on October 13, 2015)

U.S. Office of Management and Budget, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, et al
Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services:
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencies. [proposed rules attached in a single-document in .pdf]

Ohio Dept. of Health: Certificate of Need Program
3701-12-01 Definitions.
3701-12-05 Scope of review: reviewable activities.
3701-12-08 Certificate of need application and completeness process; public notice; certificate of need review and decision process; appeals.
3701-12-09 Certificate of need application and completeness process for applications filed under section 3702.593 of the Revised Code; comparative review; review and decision process; public notice; appeals.
3701-12-10 Replacement certificate of need.
3701-12-11 Opportunity to submit written comments during the course of a certificate of need review.
3701-12-18 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.
3701-12-23 Long-term care facilities and beds and bed review criteria; state and county bed need.
3701-12-23.2 Replacement of long-term care facilities and relocation of long-term care beds.
3701-12-24 Monitoring of hospital beds recategorized as skilled nursing beds.