(A) "Absent day" means any day that a child is authorized in writing by the county department of job and family services (CDJFS) to be in the care of a provider, but is not in attendance, and child care would have been provided had the child been present with the child care provider.
(B) "Adult residing in the home" means any person eighteen years of age or older who is a resident in the home.
(C) "Advanced practice nurse (APN)" means a registered nurse approved by the board of nursing as an advance practice nurse under Chapter 4723. of the Revised Code and who holds a certificate of authority to practice as a clinical nurse specialist, certified registered nurse anesthetist, certified nurse midwife or certified nurse practitioner under Chapter 4723. of the Revised Code.
(D) "Agency inspected limited certification (AI)" means the certification granted after the CDJFS inspects the provider's home for compliance with limited certification requirements in accordance with Chapter 5101:2-14 of the Administrative Code, and the provider and all adults who reside in the home have obtained a criminal records check as defined in this rule.
(E) "Applicant" means a person who is applying for certification as a type B home provider or in-home aide.
(F) "Border state child care provider" means a child care provider who is licensed, certified, or otherwise approved by that state to provide child care services. A border state child care provider may provide publicly funded child care only to a recipient who resides in an Ohio county that borders the state in which the provider is located.
(G) "Caretaker" means the father or mother of a child, an adult who has legal custody of a child, an adult who is the guardian of a child, or an adult who stands in loco parentis with respect to a child, and whose presence in the home is needed as the caretaker of the child. Caretaker has the same meaning as "caretaker parent" as defined in section 5104.01 of the Revised Code.
(H) "Certified nurse practitioner (CNP)" means a registered nurse who holds a valid certification of authority issued under Chapter 4723. of the Revised Code that authorizes the practice of nursing as a CNP in accordance with section 4723.43 of the Revised Code and rules adopted by the board of nursing.
(I) "Child care" means administering to the needs of infants, toddlers, preschool children, and school children outside of school hours by persons other than their caretaker for any part of the twenty-four hour day. Child care does not include care provided in the child's residence except when the provider is a certified in-home aide.
(J) "County department of job and family services" means the county department of job and family services (CDJFS) or agencies it has authorized to be its representative.
(K) "County director" means the director of the county department of job and family services or individuals and agencies authorized to be the director's representative.
(L) "Criminal records check" means any criminal records check conducted by the superintendent of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation (BCII) pursuant to section 109.572 of the Revised Code. BCII is a bureau within the office of the Ohio attorney general.
(M) "Director" or "director of job and family services" means the director of the Ohio department of job and family services (ODJFS), or individuals or agencies authorized to act as the director's representative.
(N) "Emergency child care" means the provision of child care services for a maximum of one day by a CDJFS approved emergency caregiver due to an illness or unplanned absence by the professional certified type B home provider or in-home aide as a result of unanticipated circumstances such as accident or other family emergency. Emergency child care shall not exceed one day at any one time.
(O) "Field trips" means infrequent or irregularly scheduled excursions from the certified type B home or from the child's own home with an in- home aide.
(P) "Food supplement" means a vitamin, mineral, or combination of one or more vitamins, minerals and/or energy-producing nutrients (carbohydrate, protein or fat) used in addition to meals or snacks.
(Q) "Infant" means a child under eighteen months of age.
(R) "In-Home Aide (IHA)" means a person who does not reside with the child but provides child care to a child in the child's own home.
(S) "Limited certification" means certification of either of the providers described below who meet the standards for limited certification in accordance with Chapter 5101:2-14 of the Administrative Code. Publicly funded child care may only be provided in a child's own home by an in-home aide.
(1) A type B home provider or in-home aide who is an adult and who provides child care services for eligible children who are great-grandchildren, grandchildren, nieces, nephews or siblings of the provider, or whose caretaker is a grandchild, child, niece, nephew or sibling of the provider. The type B home provider can care for children of more than one family, not to exceed six children, when all the children are related to the provider as described above; or
(2) A type B home provider or in-home aide who provides child care services to eligible children all of whom have the same caretaker.
(T) "Medically fragile foster home" means a foster home that provides specialized medical services designed to meet the needs of children with intensive health care needs who meet all of the following criteria:
(1) Under rules adopted by ODJFS governing payment under Chapter 5111. of the Revised Code for long-term care services, the children require a skilled level of care.
(2) The children require the services of a doctor of medicine or osteopathic medicine at least once a week due to the instability of their medical conditions.
(3) The children require the services of a registered nurse on a daily basis.
(4) The children are at risk of institutionalization in a hospital, skilled nursing facility, or intermediate care facility for the mentally retarded.
(U) "Medication" means any substance or preparation which is used for the purpose of prevention or treatment of an injury, illness or disease.
(V) "Parent/provider inspected limited certification (PPI)" means the parent and provider complete an inspection of the provider's home and verify in writing that the provider's home is in compliance with health and safety requirements in accordance with Chapter 5101:2-14 of the Administrative Code, and the provider and all adults who reside in the home have obtained a criminal records check.
(W) "Physician" means a person issued a certificate to practice in accordance with Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code and rules adopted by the state medical board or a comparable body in another state.
(X) "Physician assistant (PA)" means a person who has obtained a valid certificate to practice in accordance with Chapter 4730. of the Revised Code and rules adopted by the state medical board.
(Y) "Preschool child" means a child who is three years old or older but is not a school child.
(Z) "Professional certification" means certification given to the provider who meets the standards for professional certification in accordance with Chapter 5101:2-14 of the Administrative Code.
(AA) "Provider" means a person who operates a certified type B home or is a certified in-home aide.
(BB) "Provisional" means a sixty-day period during which limited certification status is granted when the parent and provider have signed a declaration under oath attesting that the home meets the health and safety standards for limited certification.
(CC) "Publicly funded child care" means administering to the needs of infants, toddlers, preschool children and school children under age thirteen during any part of the twenty-four hour day by persons other than their caretaker parents for remuneration wholly or in part with federal or state funds, including funds available under the child care block grant act Title IV-A, and Title XX, distributed by the department of job and family services.
(DD) "Related to the provider" means any of the following persons when determining group size in a type B home: grandchildren, daughters, sons, step daughters, step sons, sisters, brothers, step sisters, step brothers, nieces, nephews, half brothers, half sisters, or first cousins who are related to the provider by blood, marriage or adoption. Children receiving foster care from the provider are not considered to be related to the provider.
(EE) "Routine trips" means frequent or regularly scheduled excursions from the certified type B home or the home in which in-home aide services are being provided. Routine trips include, but are not limited to, taking a child to school or picking up a child from school.
(FF) "School child" means a child who is enrolled in or is eligible to be enrolled in a grade of kindergarten or above, but who is less than fifteen years old, or who is less than eighteen years old and eligible for special needs or protective child care benefits.
(GG) "Special needs" means providing child care services to a child who is under eighteen years old who does not function according to age appropriate expectations in one or more of the following areas of development: social/emotional, cognitive, communication, perceptual-motor, physical, or behavioral development, or the child has chronic health issues. The child's delays/condition(s) affect development to the extent that the child requires special adaptations, modified facilities, program adjustments or related services on a regular basis in order to function in an adaptive manner.
(HH) "Specialized foster home" means a medically fragile foster home or a treatment foster home.
(II) "Substitute child care" means the provision of child care services by a CDJFS approved substitute caregiver due to a planned absence, not to exceed fourteen consecutive days at any one time, by the provider as a result of scheduled absences of the professional certified type B provider or in-home aide.
(JJ) "Toddler" means a child who is at least eighteen months of age but is less than three years of age.
(KK) "Treatment foster care" means foster caregiver-based treatment services for children whose special or exceptional needs cannot be met in their own homes. Treatment foster care focuses on providing rehabilitative services to children with special or exceptional needs and their families with the primary location of treatment being in the treatment foster home.
(LL) "Type B home" means the permanent residence of the provider in which child care is provided for one to six children at one time and in which no more than three children are under two years of age.
(1) For the purpose of determining group size in a type B home:
(a) Any children under six years of age who are related to the provider, as described in this rule, and who are on the premises of the type B home shall be counted.
(b) Children six years of age or older who are related to the provider, who are not publicly or privately funded and who are on the premises of the type B home shall not be included in this count.
(c) When a provider is providing publicly or privately funded child care for children who are related, as defined in this rule, the CDJFS shall include these children in the count.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/30/2007 and 03/31/2013
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.011
Rule Amplifies: 5104.011, 5104.012, 5104.013, 5104.12
Prior Effective Dates: 4/1/82, 5/20/83, 9/1/86, 2/15/88, 5/1/89, 11/1/91 (Emer.), 1/20/92, 7/1/95, 3/15/96, 10/1/97 (Emer.), 12/30/97, 4/1/03, 7/1/05 (Emer.), 10/1/05, 1/01/2007