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Due Process

If you have been denied services, you have the right to appeal (change) that decision.
 
WHO CAN APPEAL: 
  • A person 18 years or older applying for or receiving services from the County Board (You can choose someone to appeal for you or help you appeal.) 
  • The parent of a minor child applying for or receiving services from the County Board. 
  • A guardian of a child or adult applying for or receiving services from the County Board.

HOW TO APPEAL:

You have the right to have any denial of services given to you in writing. The denial will include reasons why you were denied, including what information was used to deny you. It will also include what the County Board will do after it denies you this service.
 
Write a letter to the person who signed the denial. YOU MUST WRITE YOUR LETTER WITHIN TEN CALENDAR DAYS of receiving the letter or notice. Let the person know how you want the decision changed.
 
If you have trouble writing, you may call or talk to the person who denied you.
 
You may also ask someone (an advocate) to appeal for you.
 
A county board supervisor will investigate your complaint within ten (10) days.
 
The county board supervisor will respond with a decision, in writing, within ten (10) days of the completion of the investigation.
 
If you disagree with the county board supervisor's decision, you may appeal the decision to the superintendent. Information on how to do this is obtained from the county board supervisor.
 
If you disagree with the Superintendent's decision, you may appeal to the county board president. Information on how to do this is obtained from the superintendent.
 
If you disagree with the decision of the county board, you may appeal to the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities in Columbus. Information on how to do this is obtained from the county board.
 
IF ANY OF YOUR MEDICAID SERVICES FROM THE COUNTY BOARD OF MENTAL RETARDATION AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES HAVE BEEN DENIED, REDUCED OR TERMINATED ….
 
…. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL (ASK TO CHANGE) THAT DECISION THROUGH A SEPARATE APPEAL PROCESS WITH THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF JOB AND FAMILY SERVICES.
 
The person who signed the letter or notice must attach a form used by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services to tell someone that their Medicaid service has been denied, reduced, or terminated. The form tells you what service is being affected and the reasons for the action.
 
The notice tells you how to appeal this decision, including who you can call at the County Department of Job and Family Services and how you can request a State Hearing with someone at the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
 
Resolve your issue with the County Board by calling the person who wrote you the letter. You have a right to a State Hearing, even if you try to resolve your issue with the County Board first. authority and is not a guardian.