5101:2-16-42 Payment waivers for children with special needs.

(A) A child care provider may request a waiver in order to receive twice the amount of the payment rate that appears in the appendix to rule 5101:2-16-41 of the Administrative Code . Payment waivers may only be approved for child care services based on the documented special needs of a child. These needs may include but are not limited to, requiring a lower staff/child ratio or providing an adaptive environment in order to provide child care for children with special needs as defined in rule 5101:2-16-01 of the Administrative Code.

(B) To request a payment waiver , the provider shall submit a completed JFS 01231 "Request For Payment Waiver" (rev. 8/2011) to the Ohio department of job and family services (ODJFS), bureau of child care and development.

(C) ODJFS will return the JFS 01231 to the provider with verification of the amount, effective date and 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 to waive payment rates.

(E) The granting of a waiver by ODJFS shall not be construed as constituting precedence for the granting of any other waiver or the subsequent renewal of an existing waiver. All waiver requests shall be considered on an individual basis.

Effective: 08/28/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/01/2012
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