As soon as possible after an assistance group submits an application to participate in Ohio works first, the county department of job and family services that receives the application shall schedule and conduct an appraisal of each member of the assistance group who is a minor head of household or adult, other than a minor head of household participating in the LEAP program. The appraisal may include an evaluation of the employment, educational, physiological, and psychological abilities or liabilities, or both, of the minor head of household or adult. At the appraisal, the county department shall develop with the minor head of household or adult a plan for the assistance group to achieve the goal of self sufficiency and personal responsibility through unsubsidized employment within the time limit for participating in the Ohio works first program established by section 5107.18 of the Revised Code. The plan shall include assignments to one or more work activities, developmental activities, or alternative work activities in accordance with section 5107.42 of the Revised Code. The county department shall include the plan in the self-sufficiency contract entered into under section 5107.14 of the Revised Code.
The county department shall conduct more appraisals of the minor head of household or adult at times the county department determines.
If the minor head of household or adult claims to have a medically determinable physiological or psychological impairment, illness, or disability, the county department may require that the minor head of household or adult undergo an independent medical or psychological examination at a time and place reasonably convenient to the minor head of household or adult.
Effective Date: 07-01-2000; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007 .