(A) A public children services agency (PCSA) or private child placing agency (PCPA) shall place a child in substitute care setting apart from his parents, guardian, or custodian only if custody of the child has first been assumed or retained by that agency. A PCSA or PCPA may provide placement services for a child through the direct placement of the child by his parent, guardian, or custodian into a facility operated by the PCSA or PCPA.
(B) A PCSA or PCPA may assume or retain custody of a child through:
(1) Temporary court order, including an ex parte emergency order, issued by a juvenile court.
(C) A PCSA may place a child in substitute care upon acceptance of the child from a law enforcement officer or duly authorized officer of the court. Upon acceptance of the child the PCSA shall request an ex parte order from the court and shall file a petition authorizing the continued placement of the child within twenty-four hours or the next working day, pursuant to rule 5101:2-39-01 of the Administrative Code, if applicable.
(1) Provide temporary emergency care for the child.
(2) Petition the juvenile court for an order within twenty-four hours or the next working day requesting that temporary custody be granted to the PCSA or a designated PCPA.
(E) Upon the granting of the order for temporary custody the PCSA shall perform such duties for the deserted child as required for any child in the agency's custody.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/31/2009 and 08/01/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5103.03 , 5153.166
Rule Amplifies: 5103.03 , 5153.166
Prior Effective Dates: 1/14/83, 9/28/87 (Emer.), 12/27/87, 1/1/89, 1/1/90, 12/1/01, 10/9/06