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(A) Upon receipt of a request from the county department of job and family services (CDJFS), the public children services agency (PCSA) shall engage in joint planning and sharing of information with the CDJFS in order to:
(1) Assess, plan and provide coordinated services to children, families and adults receiving services from the PCSA and the CDJFS.
(2) Assist the CDJFS in establishing best interests statements for minor parents who apply for or participate in Ohio works first (OWF) pursuant to section 5107.24 of the Revised Code.
(3) Assist OWF families receiving services from the PCSA to implement provisions of their family assessment/appraisal and self-sufficiency contract.
(B) If the PCSA plans or shares information with the CDJFS in accordance with paragraph (A)(3) of this rule, the PCSA shall request a copy of the OWF self-sufficiency contract from the CDJFS. The PCSA shall indicate in the case record the date the request was made.
(C) The PCSA shall share information about PCSA services provided to children and families, including minor parents, who also receive assistance or services from the CDJFS. If sharing information with the CDJFS, the following information may be provided without consent of the family receiving services:
(1) Whether or not an assessment/investigation of child abuse or neglect has been initiated.
(2) Services provided as a result of a PCSA assessment/investigation of child abuse or neglect.
(3) General status of the health and safety of the child who is the subject of a report of child abuse or neglect.
(4) Whether or not a report of child abuse or neglect results in the filing of a complaint in juvenile court or criminal charges in another court.
(5) Whether or not an agreed upon or court ordered case plan is completed pursuant to section 2151.412 of the Revised Code. If a PCSA wants to include the JFS 01410 "Comprehensive Assessment and Planning Model - I.S., Case Plan" (rev. 2/2006) as part of the OWF self-sufficiency contract, the PCSA shall follow procedures outlined in the OWF county plan of cooperation.
(D) If information is shared regarding assessments/investigations of child abuse and neglect reports, the PCSA shall:
(1) Not disclose the identity of the referent/reporter or any person providing information during the course of a child abuse or neglect assessment/investigation pursuant to rule 5101:2-33-21 of the Administrative Code.
(2) Inform the CDJFS in writing that all information regarding the child abuse or neglect assessment/investigation shall not be kept in the agency's case record but in a separate file the agency shall maintain.
(E) The PCSA shall notify the CDJFS if a child is removed from an OWF assistance group pursuant to rule 5101:2-39-01 of the Administrative Code and division (E)(1) of section 5107.10 of the Revised Code and procedures set forth in the OWF county plan of cooperation.
(F) If a PCSA identifies an OWF family in need of prevention, retention, and contingency (PRC) services; the PCSA shall follow procedures outlined in the OWF county plan of cooperation.
(G) Upon receipt of a request from the PCSA, the CDJFS shall assist the PCSA in obtaining case or assistance group information regarding a family's current participation in OWF or former participation in aid to families with dependent children (ADC) when the PCSA:
(1) Assesses Title IV-E eligibility for foster care maintenance or adoption assistance.
(2) Assesses/investigates a child abuse or neglect report.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/06/2014 and 07/01/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 2151.421, 5153.16
Rule Amplifies: 2151.421, 5153.16
Prior Effective Dates: 6/30/97 (Emer.), 9/28/97, 10/1/97 (Emer.), 12/30/97, 2/1/03, 3/1/06, 11/1/11