PROVIDER SELECTION (OAC: 5123:2-9-11)
People with disabilities have the right to choose any qualified provider from among all those available statewide (this choice is not limited to those who provide services in any given county). People are assisted in making this choice by their Service and Support Administrator (SSA).
Information regarding qualified providers is available on the ODMRDD website at: www.odmrdd.state.oh.us
Click on the Provider Search tab on the left side of the page, then follow the prompts. The SSA will assist people in accessing this website.
When an eligible provider(s) is selected from the list, the SSA will contact the provider(s) to see if they are interested in providing services. After the necessary services and supports are described to potential providers, each provider has two (2) working days to respond to the inquiry. If a provider has indicated a preliminary interest, the SSA will arrange a meeting with the candidate, upon request of the individual, at a time and place convenient to the person requesting services.
Timelines stated within this process may be extended with written consent from the individual and/or their guardian, the County Board and the provider(s).
If protected health information must be shared with potential providers, individuals will be asked to complete the County Board’s HIPAA compliant release of information form.
As with all services at the Belmont County Board of Developmental Disabilities, individuals have hearing rights and the SSA will assist through this process as necessary.