CSPMTL 127 (Revision to Rule 5101:12-40-99 and JFS 08079)
Child Support Program Manual Transmittal Letter No. 127
July 17, 2017
TO: All Child Support Program Manual Holders
FROM: Cynthia C. Dungey, Director
SUBJECT: Revision to Rule 5101:12-40-99 and JFS 08079

The Office of Child Support (OCS) has amended the following rule.

Amended Rule Amended Rule Title Prior Effective Date of Rule Effective Date of Amendment
5101:12‑40‑99 Chapter 5101:12-40 Form – Paternity Establishment 5/15/2014 8/1/2017

This rule contains a compilation of form(s) within division 5101:12 of the Administrative Code, but first cited within Chapter 5101:12-40 of the Administrative Code. Revised the effective date of the JFS 08079 to match the actual effective date.

This rule is authorized by section 3125.25 of the Revised Code, and amplifies sections 3125.03 and 3125.25 of the Revised Code.

OCS has revised the following form:

Revised Form Revised Form Title Prior Effective Date of Form Effective Date of Revision
JFS 08079 Paternity and Acknowledgment of Paternity Affidavit Brochure 12/2013 1/2017

This brochure is typically distributed by local health departments and hospitals or birthing facilities to unmarried parents to provide information regarding the process to establish paternity in Ohio and the "Acknowledgment of Paternity Affidavit." The CSEA may also distribute the brochure when appropriate. The brochure/form has been revised to list the new ODJFS EEO statement.

This brochure is also available in Spanish and Somali for the purpose of accommodating individuals who are non-English speaking and assist these individuals in understanding the content of the brochure.


When the CSPMTL is published, the CSPM will be updated as follows:


  • An amended rule will be inserted and the previous version will be moved to the OAC Archive section of the eManuals.
  • A revised form will be replaced with the amended form.

The rules and forms in the CSPM can be accessed at:



Paragraph (I)(1) of OAC rule 5101:12-1-01 states that, whenever a program change requires modification of local procedures, the CSEA is required to revise its internal procedural handbook and submit the revision to OCS within thirty days of the revision. The CSEA should carefully review the amended rules contained in this CSPMTL to determine whether they require the CSEA to update its internal procedural handbook.