It is the responsibility of each Board to pay for the necessary and contracted services for each member of their behavioral health care system. Membership in a county's community behavioral health system of care is determined by a person's legal residence within a county in the state of Ohio. Residency determinations are for all behavioral health care services: mental health and drug/alcohol. There is no difference in residency determinations or assignments based on clinical needs and presentation of a client. Following are governing documents for this process:
Procedure to Utilize the Residency Dispute Determination Process
For confidentiality reasons, all RDD Requests need to be submitted in a hard copy format. RDD Requests will only be accepted during normal state business hours - Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M., except state holidays. To submit a request:
For more information, please direct all inquiries or concerns to:
ODMH - Carrol Hernandez, Asst. Deputy Director, Program and Policy Development, 614-466-8641
ODADAS - Jim Lapczynski, Chief Legal, 614-728-5599
We encourage all Boards to work cooperatively and collaboratively with the enrollment centers and provider agencies to swiftly resolve the majority of residency issues at the local level. Ensuring that necessary and continuous mental health services are delivered and paid for in an effective, efficient and accountable way should be the prime goal for all involved in the Residency Dispute Determination process.