CSPMTL 13 (Central Paternity Registry and Reimbursement for Cost of Genetic Testing)
Child Support Program Manual Transmittal Letter No. 13
January 26, 2007
TO: All Child Support Program Manual Holders
FROM: Helen E. Jones-Kelley, Director
SUBJECT: Central Paternity Registry and Reimbursement for Cost of Genetic Testing

The Office of Child Support (OCS) is proposing to adopt the following rules:

Rule to be AdoptedAdopted Rule TitleEffective Date of Adopted Rule
5101:12‑40‑30Central paternity registry.2/15/2007
This new rule describes, in paragraph (A), the authority for the Central Paternity Registry (CPR) and clarifies that the CPR is the "birth registry" that displays information contained in a paternity order or JFS   07038; paragraph (B) describes what must be filed with the CPR and when it must be filed; paragraph (C) describes the CPR's duties; paragraph (C)(3)(a) describes the criteria the CPR will use to determine whether the JFS 07038 is "completed correctly;" paragraph (C)(5) describes when the CPR will rescind a JFS 07038; paragraph (C)(7) describes when and to whom the CPR will release the registry number. 
5101:12‑40‑36Reimbursement for cost of genetic testing.2/15/2007
This new rule describes when and from whom the CSEA may seek reimbursement for the costs of genetic testing. Paragraph (C) states that the CSEA shall be responsible for ensuring that any reimbursement for costs of genetic testing paid by ODJFS is disbursed to ODJFS and that the CSEA retains reimbursement when the CSEA paid for the costs. 


Rules will be updated in the CSPM on the ODJFS InnerWeb at http://emanuals.jfs.ohio.gov as follows:

  • Adopted rules will be inserted on the effective date of the rule.


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 adopted and amended rules contained in this CSPMTL to determine whether they require the CSEA to update its internal procedural handbook. The CSEA should give particular care when reviewing the following rules as they contain new or modified requirements with which the CSEA must comply:

5101:12‑40‑36(A), (B), and (C)