5101:2-42-71 Approval of adult-supervised living arrangements.

(A) An adult-supervised living arrangement means a family setting approved, licensed, or certified by the Ohio department of job and family services (ODJFS), the Ohio department of mental health (ODMH), the Ohio department of developmental disabilities (ODODD), the Ohio department of youth services (ODYS), a public children services agency (PCSA), a private child placing agency (PCPA), or a private noncustodial agency (PNA) which assumes responsibility for the care and control of a pregnant minor, unmarried minor parent, or child of a minor parent. An adult-supervised living arrangement includes the following:

(1) A foster home certified by ODJFS pursuant to Chapters 5101:2-5 and 5101:2-7 of the Administrative Code.

(2) A residential parenting facility with five or fewer pregnant minors or minor parents or combination thereof certified by ODJFS pursuant to Chapters 5101:2-5 and 5101:2-9 of the Administrative Code.

(3) A family setting which has been approved by a PCSA, PCPA or PNA, pursuant to the procedures contained in paragraph (C) of this rule which:

(a) Provides the unmarried minor parent, pregnant minor, or child of a minor parent with supportive services, including counseling, guidance and supervision.

(b) Is maintained by a person age eighteen or older who assumes responsibility for the care and control of the unmarried minor parent, pregnant minor, or child of a minor parent.

(B) A pregnant minor, unmarried minor parent, or child of an unmarried minor parent exempt from the requirement of division (B)(1) of section 5107.24 of the Revised Code must reside in an adult supervised living arrangement to be eligible to participate in Ohio works first.

(C) When approving an applicant to operate an adult-supervised living arrangement for a specified individual pursuant to paragraph (A)(3) of this rule the PCSA, PCPA or PNA shall:

(1) Have the applicant complete the PCSA, PCPA, or PNA designed application for the operation of an adult-supervised living arrangement.

(2) Conduct an evaluation of the applicant which shall, at a minimum, include:

(a) Completing the JFS 01348 "Safety Audit of a Foster Home" (rev. 1/2003).

(b) Determining whether the applicant is willing to be responsible for providing or arranging supportive services, including counseling, guidance and supervision, to the pregnant minor, unmarried minor parent, or child of a unmarried minor parent.

(c) Determining if the applicant is age eighteen or older.

(D) The PCSA, PCPA, or PNA shall be responsible for investigating any complaint received on an adult-supervised living arrangement that the agency has approved and arrive at a determination to:

(1) Continue approval of the setting.

(2) Revoke the approval for the setting.

(3) Initiate a corrective action plan.

(E) If the complaint alleges child abuse and neglect, the PCPA or PNA shall immediately report the complaint to the PCSA for investigation. The PCSA shall follow investigation procedures found in rule 5101:2-36-04 of the Administrative Code, if applicable.

(F) The PCSA, PCPA, or PNA shall develop written procedures for reviewing complaints or disapprovals of agency actions involving adult-supervised living arrangements. Agency procedures shall include, at a minimum:

(1) Operational procedures for conducting grievance reviews.

(2) Reasonable time frames for conducting the grievance review and issuing a decision.

(G) The PCSA, PCPA or PNA shall maintain a record of each adult-supervised living arrangement it evaluates. The record shall contain, but not be limited to, the following:

(1) A copy of the of the approval, certificate, or license of a foster home, residential parenting facility, or other family setting pursuant to paragraphs (A)(1) to (A)(4) of this rule.

(2) Adult-supervised living arrangement application.

(3) Evaluation of the adult-supervised living arrangement.

(4) Approval or disapproval of the adult-supervised living arrangement.

(5) Statement signed by the operator of the adult-supervised living arrangement agreeing to be responsible for providing supportive services, including counseling, guidance and supervision, to the pregnant minor, unmarried minor parent, or child of a unmarried minor parent.

(H) The PCSA, PCPA or PNA shall provide a copy of the approval or disapproval of the adult-supervised living arrangement to the applicant and the county department of job and family services requesting initiation of the approval of the applicant as an adult-supervised living arrangement.

(I) The application to operate an adult supervised living arrangement is child specific. The approval expires when the adult supervised living arrangement is terminated.

Effective: 08/11/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/30/2014 and 08/01/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5103.03 , 5107.05
Rule Amplifies: 5107.05 , 5107.24
Prior Effective Dates: 6/1/98, 8/18/03, 10/9/06, 11/9/09.