CSPMTL 167 (Five Year Rule Review – Termination of Services Rule)
Child Support Program Manual Transmittal Letter No. 167
October 1, 2020
TO: All Child Support Program Manual Holders
FROM: Kimberly Hall, Director
SUBJECT: Five Year Rule Review – Termination of Services Rule

The Office of Child Support (OCS) has amended the following rule. The rule has been reviewed in accordance with section 106.03 of the Revised Code, which requires the review of all state agency rules within a five-year period.

Amended Rule Amended Rule Title Prior Effective Date of Rule Effective Date of Amendment
5101:12‑10‑70 Termination of Services 02/01/2018 10/15/2020

This rule describes the conditions that must exist and the process a child support enforcement agency (CSEA) shall use to terminate IV-D services or to terminate support enforcement program services. 

Changes to the rule include added language in paragraph (D)(13) to provide examples of when it may be inappropriate to establish a support order when the child support enforcement agency has received a referral from another assistance program including Title IV-A, Title IV-E, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Medicaid.

This rule is authorized under ORC sections 3123.121, 3125.25 and amplifies ORC sections 3121.441, 3123.12, 3125.11.


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.

The rule in the CSPM can be accessed at: http://emanuals.jfs.ohio.gov/


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 rule contained in this CSPMTL to determine whether they require the CSEA to update its internal procedural handbook.