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FCASMTL 116 (5101:2-1-01 - Archive)
Family, Children and Adult Services Manual Transmittal Letter No. 116
September 25, 2001
TO: Family, Children and Adult Services Manual Holders
FROM: Thomas J. Hayes, Director
SUBJECT: Revised Ohio Administrative Code Rule 5101:2-1-01

This letter transmits amendments and additions to Ohio Administrative Code rule, 5101:2-1-01, entitled "Children services definition of terms" in order to comply with the provisions of:

  • Substitute House Bills 332 and 448
  • House Bill 660
  • Revisions to the Family Decision Making Model
  • Implementation of dispositions
  • Public Law 104-93, Section 431 requiring the definition of Qualified Alien
  • Change in the department's name.

One of the major definition changes is the change in the terminology surrounding foster homes. Since 1986, the department has used the term "family foster home" as a generic term used in referring to all foster homes. Sub. HB. 332 changed the definition of a family foster home to just one of four types of foster homes (treatment foster home, medically fragile foster home, family foster home, and pre-adoptive infant foster home). Because of this, the department has changed most rule references from "family foster home" to "foster home." Other major definition changes are also the result of Sub. HB. 332 which provides for the creation of proposed new rules governing treatment and medically fragile foster care.

The revised definition rule will become effective October 15, 2001.

The affected definitions are listed in the following table.

TopicOAC Rule/Form NumberBrief Explanation of Proposed Changes
Children Services5101:2-1-01 (Revised) Definitions that are new or were revised are:
"Administrative Director" or "Administrator," "Applicant," "Assessor," "At risk of institutionalization," "Case disposition," "Case resolution," "Child in treatment foster care," "Cultural competency," "Deserted child," "Emergency medical service worker," "Family Decision Making Model," "Family foster home," "Foster care for medically fragile children," "Foster caregiver," "Foster home," "Hospital employee," "Indian foster home," "Indicated report," "Long term care services," "Medically fragile child," "Medically fragile foster caregiver," "Medically fragile foster home," "Peace officer," "Permanent alternative placement," "Person responsible for a child's care in out-of-home care," "Person subject to a criminal records check," "Pre-adoptive infant foster home," "Private child placing agency," "Private noncustodial agency," "Professional treatment staff," "Qualified alien," "Recommending agency," "Referral," "Rehabilitative services," "Report," "Report disposition," "Respite care," "Skilled level of care," "Special needs child," "Specialized foster home," "Substantiated," "Title IV-E agency," "Training episode," "Treatment foster care," "Treatment foster caregiver," "Treatment foster home," "Treatment team," "Treatment team leader," and "Unable to locate."


The following chart depicts what materials are to be removed from the Family, Children and Adult Services Manual (FCASM) and what materials are to be inserted in the FCASM.

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