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Guidance: Certification Span Extensions for Upcoming Renewals

With the impact of the COVID-19 state of emergency, the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) will be issuing automatic 90-day certification extensions to all providers expiring in March, April, and May 2020.

For example, a provider’s certification set to expire April 5, 2020, will automatically be extended, and the provider will receive a new expiration date of July 5, 2020.

This will allow providers time to focus on providing services to people with developmental disabilities and delay the need for submitting a renewal application. DODD will continue to monitor the situation during this time of emergency.

DODD has set up a dedicated web page for department communications and links to helpful resources that will advise people with disabilities, their families, service providers, direct support professionals, county boards of developmental disabilities, and the community at large. 

For specific questions about COVID-19 and additional information and resources, DODD urges you to use the Ohio Department of Health’s call center. Call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634), or visit coronavirus.ohio.gov.