(A) As used in this section, "qualified nonrelative" means a nonrelative adult whom a child or the current custodial caretaker of a child identifies as having a familiar and longstanding relationship or bond with the child or the child's family that will ensure the child's social and cultural ties.
(B) Care provided by the public children services agency under division (A)(4) of section 5153.16 of the Revised Code shall be provided by the agency, by its own means or through other available resources, in the child's own home, in the home of a relative or qualified nonrelative, or in a certified foster home, any other home approved by the court, receiving home, school, hospital, convalescent home, or other public or private institution within or outside the county or state.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.180, HB 279, §1, eff. 3/22/2013.
Effective Date: 01-01-2001 .