State Advocacy

Ohio Statehouse

State Legislation

OACB is actively monitoring several pieces of legislation that could affect county boards of developmental disabilities and the people with developmental disabilities and communities they serve. Where necessary, OACB is engaging directly with lawmakers and their legislative staff to ensure that the voices of county boards and their communities are heard.

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Questions about OACB advocacy at the Ohio Statehouse should be directed to Government Relations Director Erich Bittner ( at 614-431-0616 ext. 7986. 

Administrative Rules

OACB staff members regularly participate in the creation and review of rules contained within the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) proposed by various state agencies, including: Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, Ohio Department of Medicaid, Ohio Department of Education, and Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD), among others.  In addition, OACB frequently empanels rule review workgroups so subject matter experts from county boards of DD have an opportunity to participate in the rule review process.  For a complete list of rules upon which OACB is actively engaged, please contact Lori Stanfa ( at (614) 563-7183.

Questions about OACB advocacy at state rule-making agencies should be directed to OACB Senior Policy Analyst Lori Stanfa ( at 614-431-0616.