Save the Date / OACB 33rd Annual Convention will be held Nov. 30 – Dec. 2
The 33rd Annual Convention of the Ohio Association of County Boards - Serving People with Developmental Disabilities is coming soon! From Wednesday, November 30 through Friday, December 2, attendees will learn more about recent developments in Ohio's county board system, develop professional relationships with their colleagues, and develop their professional skills in a wide variety of areas.
Track listings by day and hotel information can be found at oacbdd.org/convention. Detailed session information is coming soon. Registration will be available in October through MemberConnect, OACB's member services portal, located at members.oacbdd.org. An account is required to register and claim continuing professional development units for the convention.
News / State of Ohio files motions to dismiss DRO lawsuit (Ball v. Kasich)
On June 27, 2016, the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) and the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) jointly filed a motion to dismiss in the Ball v. Kasich lawsuit. Governor Kasich filed a separate motion to dismiss later the same day. The remaining defendant, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, filed its motion to dismiss on May 9.
The defendants cite several reasons why they believe the lawsuit should not be permitted to continue. The state contends that past lawsuits have already settled the questions posed by Ball v. Kasich. A full summary of the opinion, including legal definitions, timelines for next steps, and other information, has been assembled in the form of an FAQ document for OACB members and stakeholders. OACB will continue monitoring this lawsuit very closely and will notify members and stakeholders of future developments as they occur.