If a family is encountering an emergency that could lead, or has led, to removal of a child from the family's home pursuant to Chapter 2151. of the Revised Code, the public children services agency shall determine whether the child could remain safely with, or be safely returned to, the family if the emergency were alleviated by providing benefits and services under the prevention, retention, and contingency program established under Chapter 5108. of the Revised Code. If it is determined that the child could remain safely with, or be safely returned to, the family, the agency, with the cooperation of the child's family, shall determine the amount of benefits and services necessary to prevent the removal of the child from the home or to permit the child's return to the home and may provide the benefits and services pursuant to a plan of cooperation entered into under section 307.983 of the Revised Code.
Cite as R.C. § 5153.165
History. Effective Date: 09-05-2001