5101.70 Evaulating ability to pay for services.

(A) If it appears that an adult in need of protective services has the financial means sufficient to pay for such services, the county department of job and family services shall make an evaluation regarding such means. If the evaluation establishes that the adult has such financial means, the department shall initiate procedures for reimbursement pursuant to rules promulgated by the department. If the evaluation establishes that the adult does not have such financial means, the services shall be provided in accordance with the policies and procedures established by the department of job and family services for the provision of welfare assistance. An adult shall not be required to pay for court-ordered protective services unless the court determines upon a showing by the department that the adult is financially able to pay and the court orders the adult to pay.

(B) Whenever the department has petitioned the court to authorize the provision of protective services and the adult who is the subject of the petition is indigent, the court shall appoint legal counsel.

Effective Date: 07-01-2000