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340 Workgroup

OhioMHAS and its key stakeholders recognize that the realities and practices of today’s behavioral health care system have created challenges within the current governing structure of Ohio Revised Code Chapter 340. OhioMHAS has convened a 340 Review Stakeholder Workgroup whose members will seek to identify code sections in need of review, define specific challenges, and explore recommended solutions through a transparent and public process. The Workgroup will produce a summary report by year end of challenges, potential solutions, and policy considerations for further review and discussion by the Administration and General Assembly.  

Regional Listening and Discussion Sessions

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is convening five in-person regional listening and discussion sessions and three virtual sessions to allow for local input and perspective on issues the 340 Workgroup has been considering. Our goal for these meetings is to facilitate roundtable conversations with representatives of local ADAMH boards, providers, county officials, community leaders, and Ohioans with lived experience and their families that allow OhioMHAS and members of the Workgroup to listen and gather feedback around the delivery of behavioral health services in Ohio’s communities.

Anyone interested in participating in the roundtable discussions, in-person or virtual, must RSVP to 340ReviewWorkgroup@mha.ohio.gov no later than one week in advance of the meeting date. RSVPs should include full name, organization (if applicable), and county of residence; please also indicate if any special accommodation is needed. The meetings are open to the public, and a public comment period will be a part of each of these sessions. The dates and times of these meetings are below.

In-person Sessions organized regionally by OhioMHAS Regional Psychiatric Hospital catchment areas:

  • Central Ohio: Monday, Sept. 19, (2-4 p.m., State Library of Ohio, 274 E. First Ave., Columbus). RSVP by Sept. 12.
  • Northeast Ohio: Thursday, Oct. 13, (2-4 p.m., Lions Park Lodge, 641 Silver Lake Avenue, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221). RSVP by Oct. 6.
  • Appalachia/Southeast Ohio: Thursday, Oct. 27, (2-4 p.m. Athens Meigs ESC at 21 Birge Dr., Chauncey). RSVP by Oct. 20.
  • Southwest Ohio: Monday, Nov. 7, (2-4 p.m. Warren County Educational Service Center, 1879 Deerfield Rd. Lebanon). RSVP by Oct. 31.
  • Northwest Ohio: Monday, Nov. 14, (2-4 p.m., Wood County Educational Service Center, 1867 Research Drive, Bowling Green). RSVP by Nov. 7.

Virtual Sessions:

To receive a link to these sessions, please register by sending an email to 340ReviewWorkgroup@mha.ohio.gov no later than one week in advance of the meeting date.

  • Monday, Oct. 24, 6-8 p.m. RSVP by Oct. 17.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 1, 6-8 p.m. Please note this session is reserved specifically for peers and organizations run by peers. RSVP by Oct. 25.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m.-12 noon. RSVP by Nov. 2.

Next Meeting

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Past Meetings

Tuesday, August 23, 2022
10 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Thursday, June 30, 2022

10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Public Comment Opportunity, Wednesday, June 22, 2022

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. (via Microsoft Teams only)

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Friday, March 4, 2022

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.