The department of developmental disabilities shall develop a statewide system of protective service in accordance with rules and standards established by the department. With respect to this program, the department may enter into a contract with any responsible public or private agency for provision of protective service by the agency, and the contract may permit the agency to charge the person receiving services fees for services provided.
No costs or fees shall be charged by a probate court for the filing of a petition for guardianship, trusteeship, protectorship, or conservatorship under sections 5123.55 to 5123.59 of the Revised Code, or for any service performed by a probate court, or by any state agency in the course of petitioning for protective services, or for any protective services provided under those sections.
An agency that provides protective services pursuant to a contract with another agency or a court may charge the agency or court fees for the services provided.
Amended by 128th General Assemblych.127, SB 79, §1, eff. 10/6/2009.
Effective Date: 07-17-1990 .