5104.09 Disqualification as day-care provider or employee.

(A)

(1) Except as provided in rules adopted pursuant to division (D) of this section, no individual who has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to a violation described in division (A) (5) of section 109.572 of the Revised Code, a violation of section 2905.11 , 2909.02 , 2909.03 , 2909.04 , 2909.05 , 2917.01 , 2917.02 , 2917.03 , 2917.31 , 2921.03 , 2921.34 , or 2921.35 of the Revised Code or a violation of an existing or former law or ordinance of any municipal corporation, this state, any other state, or the United States that is substantially equivalent to any of those violations, or two violations of section 4511.19 of the Revised Code during operation of the center or home shall be certified as an in-home aide or be employed in any capacity in or own or operate a child day-care center, type A family day-care home, type B family day-care home, or licensed type B family day-care home.

(2) Each employee of a child day-care center and type A home and every person eighteen years of age or older residing in a type A home or licensed type B home shall sign a statement on forms prescribed by the director of job and family services attesting to the fact that the employee or resident person has not been convicted of or pleaded guilty to any offense set forth in division (A)(1) of this section and that no child has been removed from the employee's or resident person's home pursuant to section 2151.353 of the Revised Code. Each licensee of a type A family day-care home or type B family day-care home shall sign a statement on a form prescribed by the director attesting to the fact that no person who resides at the type A home or licensed type B home and who is under the age of eighteen has been adjudicated a delinquent child for committing a violation of any section listed in division (A)(1) of this section. The statements shall be kept on file at the center , type A home, or licensed type B home.

(3) Each in-home aide shall sign a statement on forms prescribed by the director of job and family services attesting that the aide has not been convicted of or pleaded guilty to any offense set forth in division (A)(1) of this section and that no child has been removed from the aide's home pursuant to section 2151.353 of the Revised Code. The statement shall be kept on file at the county department of job and family services.

(4) Each administrator and licensee of a center , type A home, or licensed type B home shall sign a statement on a form prescribed by the director of job and family services attesting that the administrator or licensee has not been convicted of or pleaded guilty to any offense set forth in division (A)(1) of this section and that no child has been removed from the administrator's or licensee's home pursuant to section 2151.353 of the Revised Code. The statement shall be kept on file at the center , type A home, or licensed type B home.

(B) No in-home aide, no administrator, licensee, or employee of a center, type A home, or licensed type B home, and no person eighteen years of age or older residing in a type A home or licensed type B home shall withhold information from, or falsify information on, any statement required pursuant to division (A)(2), (3), or (4) of this section.

(C) No administrator, licensee, or child-care staff member shall discriminate in the enrollment of children in a child day-care center upon the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

(D) The director of job and family services shall adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code to implement this section, including rules specifying exceptions to the prohibition in division (A) of this section for persons who have been convicted of an offense listed in that division but meet rehabilitation standards set by the director.

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

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 1/1/2013.

Effective Date: 07-01-2000; 05-18-2005; 2008 SB163 08-14-2008