5101:2-49-23 Adoption assistance intercounty and interstate case management responsibility.

(A) Title IV-E adoption assistance (AA) intercounty and interstate case management changes shall be handled as follows:

(1) The JFS 01453 "Adoption Assistance Agreement" (rev. 4/2010) remains in effect even though the adoptive parent(s) and the adopted child move to another county or state. The responsibility for management of the AA case remains with the Ohio public children services agency (PCSA) that entered into the agreement prior to the move.

(2) If the adoptive parent(s) and the adopted child for whom an Ohio-executed JFS 01453 is in effect reside in or move to another state, the child will be provided Title XIX and Title XX services by the state in which the child resides. If any of the Title XX services specified in the AA agreement are not available in the state where the child resides or has moved, the PCSA that entered into the agreement shall be responsible for providing or securing those services.

(3) If the adoptive parent(s) and the adopted child for whom an JFS 01453 is in effect reside in or move to another Ohio county, the child will be provided with Title XX services, as specified in the JFS 01453 by the county where the child resides. If any of the Title XX services specified in the AA agreement are not available in the Title XX plan in the county where the child resides or has moved, the PCSA which entered into the agreement shall be responsible for providing or securing those services.

(4) Nothing shall prohibit the adoptive parent(s) of a child for whom an AA agreement is in effect from seeking Title XX services available in the Title XX social service plan in the county of residence, even if the services are not already specified in the AA agreement. The adoptive parent(s) may:

(a) Apply for the Title XX services in the county where the adoptive parent(s) resides;

(b) Seek to modify or amend the child's JFS 01453.

(5) At the request of the PCSA that is the Title IV-E AA case management agency, the PCSA in the county of residence shall assist both the Title IV-E case management agency and the adoptive parent(s) in completing the JFS 01451 "Adoption Assistance Application" (rev. 10/2006) or the JFS 01451B "Adoption Assistance Continuing Eligibility Determination" (10/2006) and/or the JFS 01453.

(6) In the event that the adoptive parent(s) and the adopted child move out of state, the PCSA with the case management responsibility shall comply with any interstate requirements. The PCSA may ask the children services agency (CSA) in the new state to document the present situation of the adoptive parent(s) and to assist the adoptive parent(s) in completing all required forms.

Effective: 12/15/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/06/2011 and 09/01/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5101.11 , 5101.141
Rule Amplifies: 5101.11 , 5101.141 , 5153.16
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/83, 4/1/86 (Emer), 7/1/86, 7/2/87, 5/1/98, 1/1/07