Please note: rule is posted for pre-clearance and is being reviewed to include policy clarification.
(A) Bridges participants shall be terminated from bridges when any of the following occurs:
(1) Participant no longer meets bridges eligibility requirements as outlined in rule 5101:2-50-02 of the Administrative Code; or
(2) Participant fails to be in face to face contact with bridges representative for more than sixty calendar days; or
(3) Participant is incarcerated for more than sixty calendar days; or
(4) Participant voluntarily withdraws from bridges; or
(5) Participant reaches the age of twenty-one; or
(6) Death of the participant; or
(7) ODJFS discretionary action to terminate as described in paragraph (F) of this rule.
(B) A bridges participant deemed ineligible for bridges based on circumstances as outlined in paragraphs (A)(1) to (A)(3) of this rule will be provided the JFS 01619 "Bridges Notice of Ineligibility" (12/2017) that indicates the date of ineligibility and date of termination. The date of termination will be sixty calendar days following the date of ineligibility.
(C) Bridges eligibility can be reestablished within those sixty calendar days prior to the termination date by the bridges participant submitting documentation to the bridges representative that verifies eligibility criteria has been reestablished as outlined in rule 5101:2-50-02 of the Administrative Code, resuming face to face contact with the bridges representative, or no longer being incarcerated.
(D) Upon termination, the bridges representative shall provide the JFS 01620 "Bridges Notice of Termination" (12/2017) to the bridges participant. The termination notice shall state the date of termination, the reason for termination and the right to appeal the decision as outlined in rule 5101:2-50-05 of the Administrative Code.
(E) A bridges participant choosing to voluntarily withdraw from bridges shall submit a JFS 01621 "Bridges Voluntary Withdrawal Form" (12/2017) to the bridges representative. The bridges participant shall be terminated from the program on the date indicated as such on the form.
(F) On a situational basis, the ODJFS' deputy director or their designee has the discretion to terminate a bridges' participant without providing a sixty day notice if the participant's actions are in opposition to the intent and the design of bridges. The bridges representative shall provide the participant the JFS 01620 stating the reason for the discretionary termination and the date services terminate.
(G) Reapplication for bridges can be made any time after termination if eligibility criteria is established and a new application is submitted as outlined in rule 5101:2-50-02 of the Administrative Code.
(H) No individual can receive benefits from bridges upon turning the age of twenty-one. No later than sixty calendar days prior to the bridges participant's twenty-first birthday, the bridges representative shall provide the participant the JFS 01620 stating that services will terminate upon the participant's twenty-first birthday.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 12/11/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5101.1414
Rule Amplifies: 5101.1411, 5101.1412, 5101.1413