5101:2-14-31 Qualifications for certification as an in-home aide.

(A) The in-home aide (IHA) shall complete all application requirements in accordance with "Appendix A" to rule 5101:2-14-30 of the Administrative Code and shall:

(1) Be at least eighteen years old and for those individuals certified after April 1, 2003, have completed a high school education as verified by "Appendix A" to this rule.

(2) Be physically, intellectually and emotionally capable of complying with Chapter 5101:2-14 of the Administrative Code and performing activities normally related to child care. These include, but are not limited to, providing meals, dealing with emergencies in a calm manner, carrying out methods of child guidance and discipline in a courteous, respectful and patient manner and keeping accurate records as required by this chapter.

(3) Verify completion of Health and Safety training as described in "Appendix B" to this rule and submit a completed JFS 01924 "Inservice Training for Type B Home and In-Home Aide Child Care Providers " (rev. 8/2008) signed by an approved trainer.

(4) Be currently certified in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as described in "Appendix B" to this rule.

(5) Maintain a copy of the certificate in his or her files.

(6) Not be involved in any activities which interfere with the care of children. The IHA shall not be involved in any employment during the hours in which care is provided.

(7) Not use or disclose any information concerning eligible individuals for any purpose not directly related to the delivery of purchased child care services, except upon written consent of the eligible individual or a responsible caretaker.

(B) The IHA shall comply with the bureau of criminal investigation BCI criminal records check and federal bureau of investigation (FBI) criminal records checks and the JFS 01329 "Statement of Nonconviction for Type B Homes and In-Home Aides" (rev. 9/2015) shall indicate that the IHA applicant has not been convicted of or pleaded guilty to the offenses listed in divisions (A)(5) of section 109.572of the Revised Code, and has not had a child removed from their home pursuant to section 2151.353 of the Revised Code.

(1) The IHA may electronically submit the fingerprints according to the process of BCI and have the results provided to the county department of job and family services (CDJFS). Information on how to obtain a criminal records check can be found at http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Services/Business/WebCheck/Webcheck-Community-Listing.

(2) The CDJFS may charge a fee for the costs incurred in obtaining a criminal records check. A fee charged by the CDJFS shall not exceed the fee paid by the CDJFS to BCI or to the agency submitting the criminal records check request to BCI.

(3) Every five years, the CDJFS shall obtain the results of the BCII criminal records check for the IHA. Additionally, the CDJFS may request the FBI criminal records check every five years. When each new BCI criminal records check is received , the CDJFS shall act in accordance with rule 5101:2-14-11 of the Administrative Code.

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Effective: 11/1/2015
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 01/01/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.013, 5104.019
Rule Amplifies: 5104.013, 5104.019
Prior Effective Dates: 4/1/82, 5/20/83, 10/1/83, 9/1/86, 2/15/88, 5/1/89, 7/1/95, 3/15/96, 10/15/96, 10/1/97 (Emer.), 12/30/97, 1/1/01, 4/1/03, 8/14/08, 8/3/13, 1/1/14.