CSPMTL 72 (Five Year Review Paternity Rules)
Child Support Program Manual Transmittal Letter No. 72
September 24, 2012
TO: All Child Support Program Manual Holders
FROM: Michael B. Colbert, Director
SUBJECT: Five Year Review Paternity Rules

The Office of Child Support (OCS) has proposed the following rules with no changes. The rules have been reviewed in accordance with section 119.032 of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC), which requires the review of all state agency rules within a five-year period. The effective date of the rules will remain the same as the existing rules pursuant to paragraph (E) of section 119.032 of the ORC:

No Change RuleRule TitleEffective date of Rule
5101:12‑40‑10Presumption of Paternity.12/15/06
This rule describes when a man is presumed to be the father of a child.
This rule is authorized by ORC section 3125.25; and amplifies sections 3111.03, 3111.95 and 3125.03.
5101:12‑40‑20Administrative Determination of the Existence or Non-Existence of a Father and Child Relationship.12/15/06
This rule describes the administrative procedure to determine the existence or non-existence of a father and child relationship and the information that must be included in a request to determine a father and child relationship.
This rule is authorized by ORC section 3125.25; and amplifies sections 3111.38, 3111.40, 3125.03.
5101:12‑40‑25Court Order for Genetic Testing.12/15/06
This rule describes the responsibilities of the Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) when a court order for genetic testing is received.
This rule is authorized by ORC section 3125.25; and amplifies section 3111.09.


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 no change rule will continue with the same effective date.
  • A rescinded rule will be moved from the CSPM to the OAC Archive section of the eManuals.

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.