The Ohio Revised Code grants rule-making authority to the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services to adopt new rules, and amend or rescind current rules. Rules become part of the Ohio Administrative Code, and assist the Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services in executing its duty to carry out provisions of the Ohio Revised Code. Rules adopted by the Department establish standards for private psychiatric inpatient hospitals, community mental health agencies, community psychiatric forensic centers, client rights and grievance processes, construction assistance for community mental health facilities, pre-admission screening and resident review, fiscal administration, and operations management.
If you would like more information on the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services rule-making process,
please see below.
For more information on rules under development, e-mail our Standards Development and Administrative Rules staff.
For more information on licensure and certification, e-mail our Licensure and Certification Staff.
To facilitate communications about work related to rules, the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services provides an e-mail listserv for any interested constituent, including providers, consumers, family members, trade associations, and other interested parties. OhioMHAS will continue to use the existing listservs to send communications to Executive Directors of Certified Community Mental Health Agency Executive Directors and Administrators of Licensed Private Psychiatric Hospital Administrators. OhioMHAS will use the listservs to notify subscribers of activity related to rules, including communication about draft, pending and enacted rules, and information on rule training.
Proposed guidelines and standards may be adopted as effective at the conclusion of the notification and consultation period. Changes made to rules, guidelines, or standards after the notification and consultation period or the CSIO review do not require another notification and consultation period.