Ohio's Families and Children Rule Review Site

5101:2-9-23 Notification and documentation of critical incidents.

Posted: August 15th, 2018

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(A) A residential facility shall notify the individual or agency which placed the child and the person or agency holding custody, if different, within twenty-four hours if any of the following occur:

(1) Death of the child or teenage mother.

(2) Absent without leave (AWOL) and the return from AWOL .

(3) Any serious injury or illness involving initial non-routine medical treatment.

(4) Expulsion or suspension from school.

(5) Any alleged delinquent or criminal activity of the child or teenage mother;

(6) Any situation in which the child or teenage mother is a victim of alleged delinquent or criminal activity;

(7) Suicide or self-mutilation attempts.

(8) Any incident of alleged abuse or neglect.

(9) Any involvement with law enforcement.

(10) Any use of physical restraint or isolation pursuant to rule 5101:2-9-22 of the Administrative Code;

(11) Any other unusual incident as defined in the agency's policies or by the agency.

(B) A residential facility shall complete a critical incident report for each occurrence of any of the items listed in paragraph (A) of this rule and shall document that the report was provided no later than the next business day after the occurrence to the individual or agency which placed the child and person or agency holding custody, if different.

(C) The administrator of a residential facility shall ensure that any employee, college intern or volunteer at the facility who knows of or suspects any physical or mental abuse, sexual abuse or exploitation or neglect or threatened abuse or neglect of a child by any person, including another resident of the facility, shall immediately report the situation pursuant to section 2151.421 of the Revised Code .

Effective: 07/01/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/11/2014 and 07/01/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5103.03
Rule Amplifies: 5103.02, 5103.03
Prior Effective Dates: 12/30/66, 10/1/86, 1/1/91, 9/18/96, 9/1/02, 1/1/08, 12/1/10