5101:2-16-55 Use of the JFS 01140 "Temporary Voucher for Publicly Funded Child Care Services".

(A) The county department of job and family services (CDJFS) shall issue the JFS 01140 "Temporary Voucher for Publicly Funded Child Care" (rev. 8/2011) to a caretaker who is authorized for child care benefits and needs to access care before a provider is selected or before the CDJFS can notify the caretaker's chosen provider that the caretaker is authorized. The following requirements apply when authorizing child care using the JFS 01140:

(1) The CDJFS shall issue the JFS 01140 directly to the eligible caretaker.

(2) The JFS 01140 shall include the child care schedule approved by the CDJFS and the authorization of child care services to the caretaker's chosen eligible provider, if known, or to an unknown provider.

(3) The JFS 01140 authorized to an unknown provider may be taken to any eligible provider and it will serve as verification of the caretaker's eligibility.

(B) The JFS 01140 authorized to an unknown provider shall only be valid for up to thirty calendar days.

(C) All providers who provide publicly funded child care services shall complete a provider agreement and all information required in the provider portal. These required documents are located at: http://jfs.ohio.gov/cdc/CCIDS.stm.

(D) If a provider receives a JFS 01140 from an eligible caretaker, the provider shall contact the CDJFS that issued the JFS 01140 to confirm child enrollment and the start date of child care services.

(E) When the CDJFS verifies that the provider has a current provider agreement and a current certification, license or child day camp approval/accreditation, the CDJFS shall authorize the eligible child to the provider.

Effective: 08/28/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/01/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5101.30
Rule Amplifies: 5101.30
Prior Effective Dates: 10/1/92, 9/1/93, 10/15/96, 1/1/99, 5/12/02, 7/1/03, 2/1/07, 7/1/08, 10/21/09, 3/28/2010