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(F) If the PCSA is writing a response to either clarify its position or address the conclusions regarding the evaluation and assessment of the PCSA's programmatic performance in the delivery of child welfare services within the CPOE report without seeking to change the CPOE report or its findings, the PCSA shall submit an addendum within fifteen days of the PCSA's receipt of the CPOE final report to ODJFS. . The PCSA's addendum shall be attached to the CPOE report and maintained in the CPOE record. (G) If the PCSA is writing a response to dispute one or more of the CPOE report findings and is requesting a decision by ODJFS to change the CPOE report or its findings, the PCSA shall submit an appeal of the CPOE final report to ODJFS within fifteen days of the PCSA's receipt of the CPOE final report . The appeal decision by ODJFS shall be final.

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Tim Schaffner
04-02-2020 (5:09pm)
Trumbull County Children Services feels that changes need to be made to this rule to strengthen the appeal process to ensure the report provides a full and accurate picture of the review and to ensure appropriate QIP timeframes are applied. To this end, we suggest adding the following as a new section: (F) (1) If the PCSA’s written response notes a factual inaccuracy in the CPOE Report or its findings, the CPOE Report shall be retracted, corrected, and reissued by ODFJS. (F) (1) (a) The appeal timeframes outlined in paragraph G of this rule shall begin on the date that the PCSA receives the reissued CPOE Report. (G) (1) Any/all written responses and/or appeals submitted by the PCSA shall be attached as an addendum to the CPOE final report. (G) (2) The ODJFS appeal officer shall be outside the assigned Technical Assistance Specialists’ chain of supervision. (G) (3) The CPOE Report findings will be corrected if the appeal process reveals that it contained factual inaccuracies or inaccurate interpretation/application of rule. (J) (5) If the request for an extension of the time frame for submittal of the QIP is denied, ODJFS shall provide the PCSA with a written rationale. (J) (5) (a) The written rationale for a denial for an extension of the time frame for submittal of the QIP shall be included as an addendum to CPOE report findings.
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