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Advisory Committees

Medical Advisory Council (MAC)

The Children with Medical Handicaps Program (BCMH) Medical Advisory Council (MAC) consists of 21 members appointed by the director of Health.  The members represent various geographic areas of Ohio, medical disciplines and treatment facilities involved in the treatment of children with medically handicapping conditions.  MAC members serve staggered terms of seven years.  The director may reappoint members for one additional term.

The MAC advises the BCMH on issues such as medical practice, medical eligibility, program rules and standards of care.  In addition, members of the MAC may be consulted regarding eligibility of provider applicants, scope of provider practice/services, authorization of out-of-state provider care, medical eligibility of particular conditions, eligibility of specific services for the diagnostic and treatment programs, the development of medical policies, other medical issues and the establishment of standards of practice.

MAC Standing Committees

Standing committees of the MAC address specific issues, policies and procedures and standards of care relating to children with medically handicapping conditions.  These committees make recommendations to the MAC.  Membership consists of physicians, other health care professionals, representatives from public agencies, parents and consumers.  Current committees include Committee on Children with Disabilities (in conjunction with the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics), Craniofacial, Myelomeningocele, Cardiac, Epilepsy, Immunodeficient Conditions, Neonatal, Pulmonary, Infant Hearing Screening and Assessment and Futures.

Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)

The Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is composed of parents from around the state who meet regularly to advise BCMH regarding care for children with special health care needs.  The mission of the PAC is to assure that family-centered care is an essential component in the development and delivery of programs and services for children with special health care needs.

Young Adult Advisory Committee

The Young Adult Advisory Committee (YAAC) is composed of youths aged 16 to 24 who are receiving or have received BCMH services.  The mission of the YAAC is to advise BCMH of issues facing youth as they transition into adult medical and social services.

Futures Committee

The Futures Committee addresses and advises BCMH on issues, policies and procedures that impact the care provided to children with special health care needs by the local health departments.  The committee is co-chaired by local health department staff:  Margie Eilerman and Kathy Boylan.  Questions for Futures Committee should be sent to BCMH@odh.ohio.gov and ask for the nurse administrator.


Last updated 9/15/2014