Ohio's Families and Children Rule Review Site

5101:2-5-03 5101:2-5-03 Certification of an agency to perform specific functions.

Posted: December 3rd, 2020

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Please note: This rule is being put into pre-clearance for Five Year Review for 30 days.

(A) Specific functions of a public children services agency (PCSA) which require certification by the Ohio department of job and family services (ODJFS) are:

(1) To operate children's residential center(s).

(2) To operate group home(s).

(3) To operate residential parenting facilities.

(4) To operate children's crisis care facilities.

(B) Functions performed by a PCSA that do not require certification by ODJFS shall comply with the Administrative Code rules applicable to the functions performed. ODJFS may take any appropriate action permitted under division (D) of section 5101.24 of the Revised Code for noncompliance with applicable rules.

(C) Specific functions of a private child placing agency (PCPA) which require certification by ODJFS are:

(1) To operate children's residential center(s).

(2) To operate group home(s).

(3) To operate or provide independent living arrangements.

(4) To operate residential parenting facilities.

(5) To operate children's crisis care facilities.

(6) To act as a representative of ODJFS in recommending pre-adoptive infant foster homes for certification.

(7) To act as a representative of ODJFS in recommending family foster homes for certification.

(8) To act as a representative of ODJFS in recommending treatment foster homes for certification.

(9) To act as a representative of ODJFS in recommending medically fragile foster homes for certification.

(10) To accept temporary, permanent or legal custody of children.

(11) To place children for foster care or adoption.

(D) Specific functions of a private noncustodial agency (PNA) or a local public entity that is not a PCSA which require certification by ODJFS are:

(1) To operate children's residential center(s).

(2) To operate group home(s).

(3) To operate or provide independent living arrangements.

(4) To operate residential parenting facilities.

(5) To operate children's crisis care facilities.

(6) To operate private, nonprofit therapeutic wilderness camp(s).

(7) To act as a representative of ODJFS in recommending pre-adoptive infant foster homes for certification.

(8) To act as a representative of ODJFS in recommending family foster homes for certification.

(9) To act as a representative of ODJFS in recommending treatment foster homes for certification.

(10) To act as a representative of ODJFS in recommending medically fragile foster homes for certification.

(11) To participate in the placement of children in foster homes or for adoption.

(E) Any certificate issued by ODJFS shall not be transferable from one agency, owner, operator, corporation, partnership, or association to another.

(F) A PCPA shall maintain compliance with any applicable rules of Chapters 5101:2-38, 5101:2-39, 5101:2-42 and 5101:2-53 of the Administrative Code for any child it is serving under a court order for protective supervision or for any child in the temporary, permanent or legal custody of the PCPA.

(G) During a complaint investigation or review of an agency acting as representative of ODJFS in recommending foster homes for certification, ODJFS may inspect any foster home recommended for certification by the agency. The inspection may be announced or unannounced.

(H) An agency may voluntarily terminate certification of any or all of its authorized functions upon written notice to ODJFS.

Effective: 7/1/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 02/01/2016 and 07/01/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5103.03, 5103.54, 5153.16
Rule Amplifies: 5101.24, 5103.02, 5103.03, 5153.16 , 5153.27
Prior Effective Dates: 12/30/66, 10/1/86, 7/2/90 (Emer.), 10/1/90, 1/1/91, 9/18/96 (Emer.), 10/21/96, 7/1/00, 1/1/03, 12/11/06, 8/1/10

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(G) During a complaint investigation or review of an agency acting as repre...
louis devault
12-04-2020 (3:01am)
so many complaints were issued and even ombudsman appeals about this home https://youtu.be/hOIUQ3N6qJI They agency went above and beyond the call of duty to cover the blood guilt including perjury to the court clearly they were not even inspecting the home but that was difficult to prove something that was never done...So when the agency fraudulently certifys a home and families are severely injured. Then arbitration for consequence needs to be assigned no more sovereign immunity...
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In regards to: (G) During a complaint investigation or review of an agency acting as representative of ODJFS in recommending foster homes for certification, ODJFS may inspect any foster home recommended for certification by the agency. The inspection may be announced or unannounced.
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(F) A PCPA shall maintain compliance with any applicable rules of Chapters ...
louis devault
12-04-2020 (3:11am)
no more cover ups...with out binding arbitration...https://youtu.be/hOIUQ3N6qJI
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In regards to: (F) A PCPA shall maintain compliance with any applicable rules of Chapters 5101:2-38, 5101:2-39, 5101:2-42 and 5101:2-53 of the Administrative Code for any child it is serving under a court order for protective supervision or for any child in the temporary, permanent or legal custody of the PCPA.
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11) To place children for foster care or adoption.
frances
12-06-2020 (7:11pm)
Do you think it wise to try and regain public trust after hearing that over 80% of trafficked children came from foster care? How can a system change who openly mock required change? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ew6gtFQ4z6U&t
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In regards to: 11) To place children for foster care or adoption.