Ohio's Families and Children Rule Review Site

How To Comment

What are rules?
Ohio Administrative Code rules are written statements of law adopted by an administrative agency to carry out the purpose and intent of a statute enacted by the Ohio General Assembly.  The rules on this site have been promulgated by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services as statutorily authorized. Once they were adopted through a process established by the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR), they  became codified in the Ohio Administrative Code 


How were these rules selected for comment?
All of the rules displayed on this site are scheduled to be reviewed or revised.  State law requires agencies to review its rules at least once every five years to ensure their continued need and relevance.  Some rules may be scheduled for amendment to reflect changes in state or federal law or policy.

How will my comment be used?
This site is intended as one method of outreach to bring you as a stakeholder into the rule process as early as possible.  You will not receive any written acknowledgement of your comment from the site, but all comments made on this website will be included in a report that will be discussed and considered as a part of the internal review of the rule-making process.

To make an initial comment
Choose and click on the rule on which you want to comment in the list on the HOME page.  When the rule opens, highlight the section of the rule on which you want to comment.  You will be directed to enter your first and last name and e-mail address to start the comment process.  Your account information will not be accessible to other users but your account WILL be associated with any comments you choose to provide. When you finish highlighting, you will be taken to a comment box in which you may record your comments.  Enter your name in the name box and record your comments or question in the comment box. When you are finished, enter the text displayed in the blue image in the box to verify that you are a real person and click “Save Comment.”  If you do not want your comment registered, click “Cancel.”

To comment on another person’s comment
You may vote to disagree or agree with other comments registered for a rule and you may register your own comments on comments made by others.   Comments made by other site users are listed in the column to the right of each rule.  To see which section of the rule the comment relates to, move your cursor over the small box icon that appears under the comment.  You may then vote to agree (thumb up) or disagree (thumb down) by clicking the appropriate icon at the upper right of the comment. To view discussion on the comment and/or leave your own comments, click the balloon icons under the comment. 

We encourage you to check back to provide comments or participate in discussions with other stakeholders as often as you like.