(A) A child care certificate for provisional limited certification may be issued when the county department of job and family services (CDJFS) determines that all of the following are met:
(1) The caretaker is eligible to receive publicly funded child care benefits according to the requirements found in Chapter 5101:2-16 of the Administrative Code.
(2) The JFS 01642 "Application/Inspection Form for Type B Limited Certification" (rev. 10/2010) is completed and signed by the provider and has been submitted to the CDJFS.
(3) The provider and all persons over eighteen years of age residing in the home have indicated on the JFS 01329 "Statement of Nonconviction For Type B Homes and In-Home Aides" (rev. 8/2008) that he or she has not been convicted of or pleaded guilty to, offenses listed in division (A)(8) or (A)(9) of section 109.572 or division (A)(1) of section 5104.09 of the Revised Code and that no child has been removed from his or her home according to section 2151.353 of the Revised Code.
(4) The in-home aide (IHA), agency inspected (AI), and parent/provider inspected (PPI) home provider and other adults living in the AI or PPI home have returned the bureau of criminal identification and investigation (BCII) and federal bureau of investigation (FBI) standard fingerprint impression sheets or have electronically submitted their fingerprints according to the process of BCII to the CDJFS. Any fees charged to these individuals shall be collected at this time.
(5) The IHA, AI and PPI home provider and other adults living in the AI and PPI home have submitted information necessary for the public children services agency (PCSA) registry verification.
(B) At the time the CDJFS issues the provisional limited certificate, the certified provider shall complete and submit a provider agreement and all information required in the provider portal which is located at: http://jfs.ohio.gov/cdc/childcare.stm. This information must be submitted by the first day publicly funded child care services are provided. Any child care services provided prior to the date ODJFS receives this provider portal information will not be reimbursed. The CDJFS will mail the provider the following information:
(1) The billing and record keeping forms.
(2) The date which publicly funded child care can begin.
(C) The CDJFS shall complete a home inspection no later than ten business days after the issuance of the provisional certificate if an inspection has not been completed prior to the provisional certification. The JFS 01642 must be completed by the caretaker and provider within ten business days when a PPI is issued a provisional certificate prior to the caretaker and provider completing the report.
(D) A limited certificate shall be issued no later than sixty days after issuance of the provisional certificate when all of the following are met:
(1) The CDJFS has verified that the provider meets limited certification health and safety requirements as indicated on the JFS 01642.
(2) The BCII and FBI criminal records checks and the JFS 01329 indicate that the provider and all adults residing in the home have not been convicted of or pleaded guilty to the offenses listed in divisions (A)(8) and (A)(9) of section 109.572 or division (A)(1) of section 5104.09 of the Revised Code, and have not had a child removed from the home pursuant to section 2151.353 of the Revised Code.
(3) The provider has submitted a JFS 01280 "Provider Medical Statement" (rev. 8/2008) affirming that he or she is in good health and capable of caring for children.
(4) The CDJFS has received information from the public children services agency (PCSA) in response to the JFS 01302 "Request for Child Abuse and Neglect Report Information" (rev. 9/2006). The CDJFS shall consider any information provided by the PCSA within the totality of circumstances to determine if the provider may endanger the health, safety, or welfare of children.
(5) The CDJFS has received verification that first aid and CPR training have been completed and the provider's trainings have not expired.
(6) The CDJFS has received verification that the provider has completed, not more than six months prior, the eight hour JFS 01750 "Health and Safety in Family Child Care" (rev. 7/2010) course.
(E) A limited certificate shall be in effect for two years, unless:
(1) It is revoked or terminated by the CDJFS.
(2) The provider notifies the CDJFS of his or her voluntary withdrawal from the certification program.
(3) The provider moves to a new address.
(F) The limited certificate shall be issued under one of the following:
(1) PPI type B home limited certifications.
(2) AI type B home limited certification.
(3) IHA limited certification.
(G) A limited certificate is valid only for the provider, address, and maximum number of children designated on the certificate.
(H) One limited certificate shall be issued for each address. For providers that had more than one certificate issued to the address on or before August 14, 2008, the certificates will remain valid as long as the certificate does not lapse and both providers are in compliance with Chapter 5101: 2-14 of the Administrative Code and Chapter 5104. of the Revised Code.
(I) As of August 14, 2008 a limited certificate shall not be issued to any address that is licensed as a type A child care home. Limited type B home providers that are certified on or before August 14, 2008 at the same address as a type A child care home shall have their certificate remain valid as long as the certificate or license does not lapse and both child care providers are in compliance with Chapter 5104. of the Revised Code and Chapter 5101:2-14 and Chapter 5101:2-13, respectively, of the Administrative Code.
(J) If the provider moves, a new certificate shall be issued to the provider at the new address upon determining that the provider is in compliance with the requirements of Chapter 5101:2-14 of the Administrative Code and Chapter 5104. of the Revised Code at the new address. The provider shall not be eligible for reimbursement for publicly funded child care services until:
(1) A certificate is issued for the new address.
(2) The provider completes and submits to ODJFS, a new provider agreement and all information required in the provider portal.
(K) The voluntary surrender of a certificate to the CDJFS or the withdrawal of an application for certification shall not prohibit the CDJFS from revoking a certificate or denying an application for certification, if the provider or in-home aide is out of compliance with Chapter 5101:2-14 of the Administrative Code or Chapter 5104. of the Revised Code.
(L) As part of the recertification process, the CDJFS shall obtain current information from the PCSA about the provider and adult residents by completing a new JFS 01302.
(M) Prior to recertification every four years, the CDJFS shall obtain the results of the BCII criminal records check for the provider, in-home aide and any other adults residing in the home. Additionally, the CDJFS may request the FBI criminal records check every four years. When each new BCII criminal records check is received the CDJFS shall act in accordance with rule 5101:2-14-11 of the Administrative Code.
(N) The CDJFS shall renew a limited certificate when it determines:
(1) The caretaker is still eligible to receive publicly funded child care benefits according to the requirements of Chapter 5101:2-16 of the Administrative Code.
(2) The provider remains in compliance with limited certification requirements contained in Chapter 5101:2-14 of the Administrative Code.
(O) An individual certified by the CDJFS as a type B home provider or as an in-home aide to provide publicly funded child care services is an independent contractor and is not an employee of the CDJFS that issued the certificate.
(P) The provider shall post the certificate in the home in a conspicuous place that is accessible to the caretaker at all times. The CDJFS shall provide a copy of the certificate to the caretaker of a child receiving in-home aide services.