5101:2-14-34 County department of job and family services (CDJFS) responsibilities for the issuance and renewal for in-home aide (IHA) certification.

(A) The county department of job and family services (CDJFS) shall accept and approve or deny all applications for certification as an in-home aide (IHA) within one hundred twenty days from the date the CDJFS receives the completed application.

(B) The CDJFS shall deny an application if the CDJFS determines that within the last five years the applicant was previously a certified or licensed provider and his or her certificate or license was revoked, in this state or another state, or the applicant voluntarily withdrew his or her certification or licensure as a result of receiving proposed revocation notification.

(C) If the caretaker and IHA applicant need help in completing the forms, the CDJFS shall provide them with assistance.

(D) The CDJFS shall conduct an inspection at the home of the caretaker to verify compliance and to complete an inspection of the home using the JFS 01533 "In-Home Aide Inspection" (1/2014). This inspection shall be conducted prior to the issuance of a certificate.

(E) The CDJFS shall issue a certificate when all of the following are met:

(1) The CDJFS has determined that the IHA applicant meets certification health and safety requirements as indicated on the JFS 01642 "In-Home Aide Application and Assurances" (rev. 1/2014) and JFS 01533.

(2) The bureau of criminial indentification and investigation (BCII) and federal bureau of identificaiton (FBI) criminal records checks and the JFS 01329 "Statement of Nonconviction for Type B Homes and In-Home Aides" (rev. 1/2014) indicate that the IHA applicant has not been convicted of or pleaded guilty to the offenses listed in divisions (A)(4) and (A)(5) of section 109.572 or division (A)(1) of section 5104.09 of the Revised Code, and has not had a child removed from their home pursuant to section 2151.353 of the Revised Code.

(a) An IHA may be certified or continue to be certified if the CDJFS determines the applicant who has been convicted of or pleaded guility to an offense listed in division (A)(4) or (A)(5) of section 109.572 or division (A)(1) of section 5104.09 of the Revised Code, meets the rehabilitation standards listed detailed in "Appendix A" to this rule.

(b) Section 109.572 of the Revised Code requires that this rule applies to records of convictions that have been sealed pursuant to section 2953.32 of the Revised Code.

(3) The IHA applicant has submitted a JFS 01280 "Provider Medical Statement" (rev. 1/2014) affirming that he or she is in good health and capable of caring for children.

(4) The CDJFS has received information from the public children services agency (PCSA) in response to the JFS 01302 "Request for Child Abuse and Neglect Report Information" (rev.1/2014).

(5) The CDJFS has received verification that the first aid and CPR training have been completed and the IHA applicant's trainings are current.

(6) The CDJFS has received verification that the IHA applicant has completed, not more than six months prior, the eight hour Health and Safety training as described in "Appendix B" to rule 5101:2-14-31 of the Administrative Code.

(F) The CDJFS shall renew a certificate when:

(1) The caretaker and IHA complete a new JFS 01642.

(2) The CDJFS has obtained current information from the PCSA about the IHA by the completion of the JFS 01302.

(3) The CDJFS conducts a recertification home inspection.

(4) It is determined the IHA remains in compliance with the certification requirements contained in Chapter 5101:2-14 of the Administrative Code.

(G) The CDJFS shall provide a copy of the certificate to the caretaker of a child receiving in-home aide services.

Replaces: Part of rule 5101:2-14-02

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Effective: 01/01/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/01/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.019
Rule Amplifies: 5104.019 , 5104.12
Prior Effective Dates: 4/1/82, 9/1/86, 2/15/88, 5/1/89, 7/1/95, 3/15/96, 10/1/97 (Emer.), 12/30/97, 4/1/03, 1/1/07, 8/14/08, 12/1/2009, 11/15/10, 8/3/13