5101:2-7-08 Alternative care arrangements.

(A) A foster caregiver shall be responsible for the full-time care of a foster child. This does not prohibit both foster caregivers in the case of a couple, co-parents or a single foster caregiver from working outside the home.

(B) Alternative arrangements for the care of a foster child by someone other than the foster caregiver shall be approved by the recommending agency.

(C) Alternative arrangements for the care of a foster child does not include arrangements that are being made in accordance with the reasonable and prudent parent standard as described in division (C) of section 5103.162 of the Revised Code.

(D) A foster caregiver shall have prior written approval by the recommending agency of a plan for the care of a foster child in emergency situations.

(E) A foster caregiver shall have prior written approval by the recommending agency of a statement for each foster child specifying whether or not the foster child may be left unattended and, if so, for what period of time.

(F) If a foster caregiver arranges for a foster child to be cared for in a child care center or by a type A or type B child care provider, the foster care giver shall:

(1) Ensure the child care center, type A or type B child care provider is licensed in accordance with Chapter 5101:2-12, 5101:2-13, or 5101:2-14 of the Administrative Code.

(2) Provide documentation to the recommending agency that the child care center, type A or type B child care provider is currently licensed .

(G) When a foster caregiver of a specialized foster home requests respite care, it shall be provided in accordance with paragraph (A)(11) of rule 5101:2-5-13 of the Administrative Code.

Effective: 3/1/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 11/02/2016 and 03/01/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5103.03
Rule Amplifies: 5103.02, 5103.03
Prior Effective Dates: 12/30/66, 10/1/86, 2/1/88, 1/1/91, 9/18/96, 9/1/02, 10/8/07, 4/15/13