Rule 5101:2-47-20 | Title IV-E foster care maintenance (FCM) program reimbursability: Supplemental reimbursements for the cost of care for the child of a Title IV-E recipient parent.
(A) For purposes of this rule, a minor parent in substitute care who is program reimbursable for FCM will be referred to as the "parent," and the child(ren) of this parent will be referred to as the "child."
(B) A Title IV-E agency need not assume custody of the child of a parent solely for the purpose of receipt of FCM funds to provide for the child's cost of care.
(C) The cost of care for a child residing with a parent in a foster home, residential parenting facility or qualified residential treatment program (QRTP) as described in rule 5101:2-47-11 of the Administrative Code must be included as a supplemental payment to the FCM reimbursement made on behalf of the parent. The child is also eligible for medical services under Title XIX and social services under Title XX.
(D) If the parent and child no longer reside together in the same foster home, residential parenting facility or QRTP as described in rule 5101:2-47-11 of the Administrative Code, the cost of care of the child can no longer be included as a supplemental payment to the FCM reimbursement made on behalf of his/her parent.
(E) For the child to remain in a foster home, the Title IV-E agency must take action to remove the child from the parent. The child's FCM eligibility must be determined based on removal from the parent and his/her parent's current circumstances.
(F) A child whose cost of care is included as a supplemental payment to the FCM reimbursement made on behalf of the parent based on paragraph (C) of this rule, shall not be included in the count of children in substitute care reported on the 04281 "Children Services Quarterly Statistical Report" in the statewide automated child welfare information system (SACWIS). The child shall be included in the occupancy limitations specified in rules 5101:2-1-01 and 5101:2-5-32 of the Administrative Code.
Last updated October 1, 2021 at 8:43 AM