(A) Introduction: This chapter governs ODA's designation of planning and service areas ("PSAs"); ODA's distribution of funds to PSAs through its intrastate funding formula; ODA's designation of one entity per PSA as the PSA's area agency on aging ("AAA"); each AAA's requirement to develop and implement area plans; ODA's monitoring of each AAA; each AAA's requirement to correct deficiencies that ODA cites while monitoring with self-imposed corrective-action plans; ODA's authority to impose corrective actions, including de-designation, to correct deficiencies; and, an AAA's opportunity to appeal de-designation.
(B) Definitions for this chapter:
(1) "Area agency on aging" (AAA) means an entity that ODA designates as an area agency on aging under section 173.011 of the Revised Code.
(2) "ODA" means "the Ohio department of aging."
(3) "Older Americans Act" means 42 U.S.C. Chapter 35.
(4) "Planning and service area" (PSA) means a multi-county region that ODA designates as a planning and service area under section 173.011 of the Revised Code.