OACB Board Member Reference Manual - 2019 Edition

OACB is proud to offer a comprehensive manual pertaining to issues of importance to the seven governing board members and senior management staff at county boards across the state. Updated annually, OACB's Board Member Reference Manual is a go-to resource for county board members seeking basic information about a wide variety of topics in Ohio's developmental disability service delivery system. The manual contains the following sections for board members' use:

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A PDF copy of the Board Member Reference Manual can be downloaded via the Document Center of OACB MemberConnect – to download a PDF of the complete manual, click here (download will start immediately upon log-in). Individual sections of the Board Member Reference Manual may also be downloaded within the Board Members tab of the MemberConnect Document Center or by clicking on the links above.


Reference manual access is reserved for board members, superintendents, and superintendents' assistants only.


New to the 2019 Edition:

  • Section 1 » Introduction
    Page 1-2: New welcome for county board of DD members from OACB's executive director.
    Pages 1-6 and 1-7: Various updates and clarifications.
  • Section 2 » OACB Member Services
    Pages 2-4 and 2-5: Various updates and clarifications regarding OACB member services.
    Page 2-9: Calendar updates regarding the OACB Strategic Plan.
  • Section 3 » Supporting People with Developmental Disabilities
    Page 3-15: Updates to figures for the Ohio Abuser Registry.
    Pages 3-16 and 3-17: Introduction to self-determination and self-advocacy. NEW CONTENT
  • Section 4 » Board Governance
    No updates.
  • Section 5 » Partners and Stakeholders
    No updates.
  • Section 6 » County Board Finances
    Page 6-3: Various clarifications regarding the technical aspects of levy millage.
    Page 6-12: Updates to figures regarding the Medicaid match rate.
    Page 6-13: New explanation of waiver waiting lists to reflect changes made in 2018.
    Page 6-14: Annual updates to services covered by various HCBS waivers.
  • Section 7 » Employment Powers of County Boards
    No updates.
  • Section 8 » Resources and Reference Information
    Pages 8-6, 8-7, and 8-8: Substantial updates and additions regarding public records. NEW CONTENT