(A) If the department of mental retardation and developmental disabilities determines pursuant to an audit conducted under section 5123.05 of the Revised Code or a reconciliation conducted under section 5123.18 of the Revised Code that money is owed the state by a provider of a service or program, the department may enter into a payment agreement with the provider. The agreement shall include the following:
(1) A schedule of installment payments whereby the money owed the state is to be paid in full within a period not to exceed one year;
(2) A provision that the provider may pay the entire balance owed at any time during the term of the agreement;
(3) A provision that if any installment is not paid in full within forty-five days after it is due, the entire balance owed is immediately due and payable;
(4) Any other terms and conditions that are agreed to by the department and the provider.
(B) The department may include a provision in a payment agreement that requires the provider to pay interest on the money owed the state. The department, in its discretion, shall determine whether to require the payment of interest and, if it so requires, the rate of interest. Neither the obligation to pay interest nor the rate of interest is subject to negotiation between the department and the provider.
(C) If the provider fails to pay any installment in full within forty-five days after its due date, the department shall certify the entire balance owed to the attorney general for collection under section 131.02 of the Revised Code. The department may withhold funds from payments made to a provider under section 5123.18 of the Revised Code to satisfy a judgment secured by the attorney general.
(D) The purchase of service fund is hereby created. Money credited to the fund shall be used solely for purposes of section 5123.05 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 09-26-2003; 2007 HB119 06-30-2007Prev | Next
Ohio Laws: Mental Health