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FCASMTL 70 (Emergency Services Assistance - Archive)
Family, Children and Adult Services Manual Transmittal Letter No. 70
June 27, 1997
TO: Family, Children and Adult Services Manual Holders
FROM: Arnold R. Tompkins, Director
SUBJECT: Emergency Services Assistance Replaces Family and Children Emergency Services (FACES) Program

TANF FACES is no longer directly available to public children services agencies (PCSAs). As a result, the department has abolished the Family and Children Emergency Services (FACES) program authorized by Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) rule 5101:2-39-072 and has replaced it with a more flexible Emergency Services Assistance program authorized under OAC rule 5101:2-39-06. The Emergency Services Assistance program will be effective July 1, 1997.

PCSAs, pursuant to OAC rule 5101:2-39-06, will now be able to provide Emergency Services to a child and his parent, guardian, custodian, relative or kin in order to:

Prevent child abuse and neglect;

Prevent or eliminate the need for removal of the child from his home;

Prevent placement of a child away from his kinship care family; or

Return a child to his parent, guardian or custodian.

There are no longer any requirements for completion of an application for services, a specified menu of services to select from or a time limit for provision of emergency services.

Administrative Procedure Manual Section 6520. contains information on claiming procedures for Emergency Services Assistance.