(A) The county department of job and family services (CDJFS) may designate another agency to perform the following duties:
(1) Receive and screen referrals, and investigate reports of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
(2) Evaluate the need for protective services.
(3) To the extent of available funds, provide or arrange for the provision of protective services.
(B) The CDJFS shall specify the duties of the designated agency. The designated agency shall perform the duties mutually agreed upon and comply with rules 5101:2-20-04, 5101:2-20-05, 5101:2-20-11, 5101:2-20-12, 5101:2-20-13, 5101:2-20-14, 5101:2-20-16 and 5101:9-14-02 of the Administrative Code.
(C) The CDJFS shall enter into a contract and/or written agreement with the agency it selects to act as its designated agency.
(D) The CDJFS has the ultimate responsibility to insure that all reports assigned to a designated agency are investigated and managed in compliance with the law.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 07/07/2016 and 11/01/2021
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 5101.71
Rule Amplifies: 5101.62, 5101.71
Prior Effective Dates: 3/17/03, 12/1/07, 08/01/12