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OVC named as the designated lead agency for Ohio Brain Injury Program


The Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation (OVC) at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has been named as the designated lead agency for Brain Injury in the State of Ohio. Previously seated at Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission, the Brain Injury Program was transferred to OVC with the signing of the Budget Bill by Gov. Kasich.

The Brain Injury Program for Ohio is advised by Ohio’s statewide advisory committee, known as the Brain Injury Advisory Committee (BIAC). The BIAC includes 10-12 individuals representing specific membership categories as defined through the Ohio Revised Code (3304.231). These seats are held by members who will be appointed by the Dean of the College of Medicine for 2-year, renewable terms.

During the past year, the BIAC evaluated several potential new ‘homes’ for the Brain Injury Program in Ohio based on the Health Resources and Services Administration benchmarks. By unanimous committee approval, the BIAC recommended that the administrative responsibility for the Ohio Brain Injury Program be transferred to Ohio State.

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, via its Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation, has the internal expertise and scope of practitioners to efficiently administer the Brain Injury Program, which will ultimately benefit Ohioans with these injuries.

Link to article in Columbus Dispatch

This website has been funded with financial assistance from Grant #H133A120086 awarded by the U.S. Department of Education, National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) to the Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation for the current funding period of 10/01/2012 - 09/30/2017.