5101.29 Certain day-care records not subject to public records law.

When contained in a record held by the department of job and family services or a county agency, the following are not public records for purposes of section 149.43 of the Revised Code:

(A) Names and other identifying information regarding children enrolled in or attending a child day-care center or home subject to licensure or registration under Chapter 5104. of the Revised Code;

(B) Names and other identifying information regarding children placed with an institution or association certified under section 5103.03 of the Revised Code;

(C) Names and other identifying information regarding a person who makes an oral or written complaint regarding an institution, association, child day-care center, or home subject to licensure or registration to the department or other state or county entity responsible for enforcing Chapter 5103. or 5104. of the Revised Code;

(D)

(1) Except as otherwise provided in division (D)(2) of this section, names, documentation, and other identifying information regarding a foster caregiver or a prospective foster caregiver, including the foster caregiver application for certification under section 5103.03 of the Revised Code and the home study conducted pursuant to section 5103.0324 of the Revised Code.

(2) Notwithstanding division (D)(1) of this section, the following are public records for the purposes of section 149.43 of the Revised Code, when contained in a record held by the department of job and family services, a county agency, or other governmental entity:

(a) All of the following information regarding a currently certified foster caregiver who has had a foster care certificate revoked pursuant to Chapter 5103. of the Revised Code or, after receiving a current or current renewed certificate has been convicted of, pleaded guilty to, or indicted or otherwise charged with any offense described in division (C)(1) of section 2151.86 of the Revised Code:

(i) The foster caregiver's name, date of birth, and county of residence;

(ii) The date of the foster caregiver's certification;

(iii) The date of each placement of a foster child into the foster caregiver's home;

(iv) If applicable, the date of the removal of a foster child from the foster caregiver's home and the reason for the foster child's removal unless release of such information would be detrimental to the foster child or other children residing in the foster caregiver's home;

(v) If applicable, the date of the foster care certificate revocation and all documents related to the revocation unless otherwise not a public record pursuant to section 149.43 of the Revised Code.

(b) Nonidentifying foster care statistics including, but not limited to, the number of foster caregivers and foster care certificate revocations.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.128, SB 316, §120.01, eff. 1/1/2014.

Effective Date: 07-01-2000; 09-21-2006; 2008 HB214 05-14-2008