(A) The county department of job and family services (CDJFS) may designate another agency to perform the following duties:
(1) Investigate reports of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
(2) Evaluate the need for protective services.
(3) To the extent of available funds, provide or arrange for the provision of protective services.
(B) The CDJFS shall specify the duties of the designated agency. The designated agency shall perform the duties mutually agreed upon and comply with paragraphs (E) to (L) of rule 5101:2-20-02, and rules 5101:2-20-03, 5101:2-20-04 and 5101:9-14-02 of the Administrative Code.
(C) The CDJFS shall enter into a contract and/or written agreement with the agency it selects to act as its designated agency.
(D) The CDJFS has the ultimate responsibility to insure that all reports assigned to a designated agency are investigated and managed in compliance with the law.