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FCASMTL 113 (PASSS - Archive)
Family, Children and Adult Services Manual Transmittal Letter No. 113
May 3, 2001
TO: Family, Children and Adult Services Manual Holders
FROM: Jo Ann Davidson, Director
SUBJECT: Notice of Ohio Administrative Code Rule Changes Governing the Post Adoption Special Services Subsidy (PASSS) Program

This letter transmits Ohio Administrative Code rule 5101:2-44-071, replacing the rule currently in effect governing the Post Adoption Special Services Subsidy (PASSS) program. Please note that changes have been made to this rule as a result of H.B. 412, which allows payment of residential treatment services under the PASSS program. Funding may include maintenance costs as long as the costs are included as part of a residential treatment program. Residential services shall not include the cost of educational services. Requests for payment of services rendered for residential treatment on or after April 10, 2001 will be paid by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. This rule is being proposed for a July 1, 2001 effective date. If any changes are made between now and July 1, 2001 ODJFS will notify all public children services agencies.

Agencies are encouraged to utilize PASSS funds for those families whose child may be experiencing adoption related problems or problems that were pre-existing but not apparent at the time of the adoption.

Please refer any questions regarding this rule to the ODJFS Adoption and Kinship Section at (614) 466-9274.