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FCASMTL 81 (Children Services Emergency Rules - Archive)
Family, Children and Adult Services Manual Transmittal Letter No. 81
December 24, 1997
TO: Family, Children and Adult Services Manual Holders
FROM: Arnold Tompkins, Director
SUBJECT: Children Services Emergency Rules Revisions

The following Ohio Administrative Code rules, which were emergency filed and became effective on October 1, 1997, have been revised as a result of comments received during the clearance process. The enclosed rules will be effective on December 30, 1997.

Rule 5101:2-33-04 "PCSA Grievance review policies" was revised in order to: include other participants who are entitled to a grievance review; limit appeals of the PCSA case resolution/disposition to alleged perpetrators; and indicate a requirement that the PCSA needs to update Central Registry information if the case resolution/disposition was changed as a result of a grievance review.

Rule 5101:2-33-07 "Delegation of responsibilities and contracting for the performance of specified agency duties" has been revised in order to clarify that when a PCSA contracts with a provider the PCSA must ensure the contractor has the required state licensing credentials.

Rule 5101:2-34-32 "PCSA requirements for assessments and investigations" was revised in order to further clarify PCSA responsibilities regarding child abuse/neglect reports which involve domestic violence shelters and homeless shelters.

Rule 5101:2-34-38 "Confidentiality and dissemination of information relating to child abuse and neglect" was revised in order to add a provision for sharing agency information with another PCSA.

Rule 5101:2-34-71 "The child abuse and neglect memorandum of understanding" was revised in order to require PCSAs to include information on sharing investigation reports in its memorandum of understanding.

Rule 5101:2-39-12 "Removal of a child from his own home" has been revised to include both emergency and nonemergency removal procedures.

Rule 5101:2-39-51 "Joint planning and sharing of information among the PCSA and CDHS" and rule 5101:2-42-70 "Provision of services to unmarried minor parents" were revised in order to reference correct terminology used in H.B. 408.