NOTE: This rule is being reviewed for 30 days for the purpose to further clarify how the prudent parent standard is applied to alternative caregiver situations.
(A) A foster caregiver shall be responsible for the full-time care of a foster child. This does not prohibit both foster caregivers in the case of a couple, co-parents or a single foster caregiver from working outside the home.
(B) Alternative arrangements for the care of a foster child by someone other than the foster caregiver shall be approved by the recommending agency.
(C) A foster caregiver shall have prior written approval by the recommending agency of a plan for the care of a foster child in emergency situations.
(D) A foster caregiver shall have prior written approval by the recommending agency of a statement for each foster child specifying whether or not the foster child may be left unattended and, if so, for what period of time.
(E) If a foster caregiver arranges for a foster child to be cared for in a child care center or by a type A or type B child care provider, the foster care giver shall:
(1) Ensure the child care center, type A or type B child care provider is licensed or certified in accordance with Chapter 5101:2-12, 5101:2-13, or 5101:2-14 of the Administrative Code.
(2) Provide documentation to the recommending agency that the child care center, type A or type B child care provider is currently licensed or certified.
(F) When a foster caregiver of a specialized foster home requests respite care, it shall be provided in accordance with paragraph (A)( 11) of rule 5101:2-5-13 of the Administrative Code.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/27/2012 and 04/01/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5103.03
Rule Amplifies: 5103.02, 5103.03
Prior Effective Dates: 12/30/66, 10/1/86, 2/1/88, 1/1/91, 9/18/96, 9/1/02, 10/8/07