(A) The early and periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment (EPSDT) program is a federally mandated program of comprehensive preventive health services available to medicaid-eligible individuals from birth through age twenty years. In Ohio, the program is called healthchek and is administered by the county department of job and family services (CDJFS). A healthchek screening examination or its equivalent constitutes comprehensive health care for all children in placement.
(B) The public children services agency (PCSA), private child placing agency (PCPA) or private noncustodial agency (PNA) shall develop written interagency procedures to implement comprehensive health care for children in placement between the CDJFS and custody holding agency, if applicable. Interagency procedures shall include a tracking system to inform the other party of healthchek activity and training to implement comprehensive health care for children in placement.
(C) The PCSA, PCPA or PNA shall review and amend the interagency procedures developed pursuant to paragraph (B) of this rule, as needed.
review dates: 09/04/2013 and
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5103.03, 5153.16
Rule Amplifies: 5103.03, 5153.16
Prior Effective Dates: 9/28/87 (Emer.), 12/27/87, 1/1/89, 1/1/90, 5/1/93, 10/1/97, 02/01/03, 4/20/2008