5101:2-39-11 Required contents of a PCPA case plan document.

(A) The private child placing agency (PCPA) shall select one or more of the following case plan goals as applicable:

(1) Maintain a child safely in his or her own home.

(2) Safely return a child to his or her parent, guardian, or custodian.

(3) Place a child in a safe, planned permanent living arrangement excluding adoption.

(4) Prepare a child for independent living.

(5) Place a child for adoption.

(B) If a child is placed in out-of-home care, the placement shall be:

(1) Safe and consistent with the best interest and special needs of the child.

(2) The least-restrictive, most family-like setting available.

(3) In close proximity to the home the child was removed or will be permanently placed.

(4) In close proximity to the school the child was enrolled prior to placement.

(5) Designed to enhance the likelihood of reunification, if appropriate, in accordance with rule 5101:2-42-05 of the Administrative Code.

(C) For a child who is in his or her own home or an out-of-home care placement, the case plan shall include, but not be limited to, the following elements:

(1) Parties involved in the case plan and their individual responsibilities.

(2) Statement of goals and objectives to be achieved and conditions in the home that must be improved to ensure the child will be safe and will receive proper care.

(3) Anticipated timeframes for attainment of goals and objectives.

(4) Identification of services requested by, or which have been or will be offered or provided to, the child or his or her parent, guardian, or custodian to achieve the goals identified in paragraph (C)(2) of this rule.

(5) Discussion of the appropriateness of supportive services that will be or have been offered and provided under the court order for protective supervision to prevent removal of the child from his or her parent, guardian, or custodian.

(6) Specification of case management, casework services, and/or if appropriate, therapeutic counseling.

(D) For each child placed in out-of-home care , the case plan shall include, but not be limited to, the following elements:

(1) Identification of the type of out-of-home care placement.

(2) A narrative explanation of the appropriateness and safety of the placement in accordance with rule 5101:2-42-05 of the Administrative Code.

(3) A statement of the reasonable efforts made or will be made to make it possible for the child to return to his or her home or a statement that reasonable efforts are not required pursuant to rule 5101:2-39-10 of the Administrative Code.

(4) A narrative explanation of the steps to be taken to assure services are provided to the child and his or her parent, guardian, or custodian to do one of the following:

(a) Facilitate the return of the child to his or her parent, guardian, or custodian.

(b) Locate a safe, planned permanent living arrangement for the child.

(5) A narrative explanation of the steps to be taken to assure services are provided to the child and substitute caregiver to address the needs of the child while the child is in the out-of-home care placement.

(6) A schedule for regular and frequent visitation, including an explanation of the reason for any restrictions on location of visits or the need for supervision of visits, between the child and his or her parent, guardian, or custodian for children in temporary custody as specified in rule 5101:2-42-92 of the Administrative Code.

(7) If the case plan goal is adoption or another planned permanent living arrangement, a discussion of the steps the PCPA is taking to do one of the following:

(a) Place a child with an adult relative expressing an interest in adopting the child and meets all relevant state child protection standards, a guardian, or an adoptive family.

(b) Find an adoptive family, through child specific recruitment efforts, for the child.

(c) Identify a planned permanent living arrangement for the child.

(d) Finalize the adoption or guardianship.

(8) Discussion of why parental rights shall not be terminated pursuant to the requirements contained in rule 5101:2-42-95 of the Administrative Code.

(9) Identification of the programs and services to assist the child to prepare for transition to independent living, for a child sixteen years of age or older if appropriate.

(E) The PCPA shall document in the case record the reason why certain elements were not contained in the case plan document due to the permanent custody status of a child.

Effective: 10/01/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/01/2009 and 03/31/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 2151.412 , 5103.03
Rule Amplifies: 2151.412 , 5103.03
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/89, 3/18/99 (Emer.), 6/17/99, 10/4/04