(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.
(3) Perform such duties for the deserted child as required for any child in the agency's custody.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/30/2014 and 08/01/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5103.03, 5153.166
Rule Amplifies: 2151.421, 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, 11/09/09.