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Rule 5101:12-47-01 | Medical support definitions.


The following definitions apply throughout division 5101:12 of the Administrative Code:

(A) "Accessible" means that primary care services are located within thirty miles from the residence of the child subject to the child support order. Private health insurance is presumed accessible unless determined inaccessible by a child support enforcement agency (CSEA) during an administrative proceeding, or by a court with jurisdiction over the child support case.

(B) "Cash medical support" has the same meaning as in division (C)(1) of section 3119.01 of the Revised Code.

(C) "Child support order" means either a court child support order or administrative child support order.

(D) "Federal poverty level for an individual" means the official poverty guideline amount for a one-person household, as revised annually in accordance with 42 U.S.C. 9902(2) (10/27/98).

(E) "Health care coverage" means any medical support that includes health insurance coverage or a public health care plan, payment of costs of premiums, copayments, and deductibles, or payment for medical expenses incurred on behalf of the child subject to the child support order.

(F) "Health insurance coverage" means accessible private health insurance that provides primary care services within thirty miles from the residence of the child subject to the child support order.

(G) "Health plan administrator" means any entity authorized under Title XXXIX of the Revised Code to engage in the business of insurance in this state, any health insuring corporation, any legal entity that is self-insured and provides benefits to its employees or members, and the administrator of any such entity or corporation.

(H) "Health insurance obligor" means a person who is required under a child support order to provide health insurance coverage for the child subject to the child support order. The health insurance obligor may be either the custodial parent, the non-custodial parent, or both.

(I) "Medical support" means a provision of a support order:

(1) To provide health care coverage for the child subject to the support order;

(2) To provide cash medical support;

(3) For the shared responsibility of uncovered healthcare expenses; or

(4) That is issued by the court for payment of a specified dollar amount for medical expenses incurred on behalf of the individual subject to the support order.

(J) "Primary care services" means health care services and laboratory services customarily provided by or through a licensed general practitioner, family medicine physician, internal medicine physician, or pediatrician.

(K) "Reasonable cost" and "reasonable in cost" means the cost of health insurance coverage to a parent does not exceed five per cent of the annual income of that parent. In applying the five per cent to the cost, the cost is the total actual out-of-pocket cost of a health insurance premium paid or expected to be paid for the coverage.

(L) "Shared responsibility of uncovered healthcare expenses" means the medical support provision established under a formula in accordance with section 3119.30 or 3119.32 of the Revised Code for the obligor and obligee to each cover an identified percentage of the uninsured medical expenses incurred for a child during a calendar year that exceed the total cash medical support amount owed by the parents during that year.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3119.51
Amplifies: 3119.29, 3119.30, 3119.31, 3119.32
Five Year Review Date: 1/15/2025
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/1998, 10/2/2003, 1/1/2007, 3/1/2009, 1/1/2015, 3/28/2019