5103.034 Making training programs available.

(A) Private child placing agencies and private noncustodial agencies operating a preplacement or continuing training program approved by the department of job and family services under section 5103.038 of the Revised Code shall make the program available to a prospective foster caregiver or foster caregiver without regard to the type of recommending agency from which the prospective foster caregiver or foster caregiver seeks a recommendation.

(B) A private child placing agency or private noncustodial agency operating a preplacement or continuing training program approved by the department of job and family services under section 5103.038 of the Revised Code may condition the enrollment of a prospective foster caregiver or foster caregiver in the program on either or both of the following:

(1) Availability of space in the training program;

(2) Payment of an instruction or registration fee, if any, by the prospective foster caregiver or foster caregiver's recommending agency.

(C) A private child placing agency or private noncustodial agency operating a preplacement or continuing training program approved by the department of job and family services under section 5103.038 of the Revised Code may contract with a person or governmental entity to administer the program.

Effective Date: 01-01-2004; 09-21-2006