(A) A child care provider may submit a request to receive twice the amount of the payment rate that appears in the appendix to rule 5101:2-16-41 of the Administrative Code for a child who meets the definition of special needs as defined in rule 5101:2-16-01 of the Administrative Code.
(B) To request this payment rate, the provider shall submit a completed JFS 01231 "Request For Payment Rate for Special Needs Child Care" ( rev. 2/2014) to the Ohio department of job and family services (ODJFS) .
(C) ODJFS will return the JFS 01231 to the provider with verification of the approved or denied amount, the effective date of the change in payment rate and the duration of the approval.
(D) If state and/or federal funds are not available for the purchase of publicly funded child care services, ODJFS shall reserve the right to deny all requests .
(E) The granting of this payment rate by ODJFS shall not be construed as constituting precedence for the granting of any other payment changes or the subsequent renewal of a rate. All requests shall be considered on an individual basis.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/11/2014 and 05/01/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.30
Rule Amplifies: 5104.30, 5104.35
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/94 (Emer.), 3/31/97, 10/1/97 (Emer.), 1/1/99, 5/12/02, 6/9/03, 2/1/07, 3/28/2010, 8/28/11