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FCASMTL 89 (ICPC, Adoption, and 5101:2-1-01 - Archive)
Family, Children and Adult Services Manual Transmittal Letter No. 89
April 21, 1998
TO: Family, Children and Adult Services Manual Holders
FROM: Arnold Tompkins, Director
SUBJECT: Amendments to Ohio Administrative Code Rules Governing Children Services Definitions, Adoption, and Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children

As a result of comments received at the public hearing, the department has amended the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) rule governing children services definitions, certain adoption rules, and a rule governing the interstate compact on the placement of children.

OAC rule 5101:2-1-01 "Children services definition of terms" has been revised to delete the terms: administrative costs, certified child caring agency, institution, placement for substitute care, and referral agency. The following terms were amended: adoptive family serving agency, adoption child serving agency, approved adoptive home, certificate, foster care maintenance, public children services agency, recommending agency, temporary certificate, and therapeutic counseling.

The following adoption rules have been revised to correct and clarify terms, language, and cross references to other rules; the content of some rules has been realphabetized for content flow and clarity:

5101:2-48-01"AdoptOhio agency responsibilities"

5101:2-48-02"Putative father registry"

5101:2-48-04"AdoptOhio agency agreements"

5101:2-48-05"Agency adoption policy and agency recruitment plan"

5101:2-48-07"Listing and withdrawing children and families with the 'Ohio Adoption Photo Listing' (OAPL) and the AdoptOhio Photo Listing web page"

5101:2-48-08"Adoption inquiry"

5101:2-48-09"Application process and preservice training"

5101:2048-12"Completion of the homestudy report"

5101:2-48-14"Preparation of child for adoptive placement"

5101:2-48-16"Adoptive placement procedures"

5101:2-48-18"Postfinalization services"

5101:2-48-19"Release of adoptive homestudy and related information"

5101:2-48-22"Adoptive family case record"

5101:2-42-20"General requirements applicable to interstate placements of children into or from Ohio" has been revised to correct references to other OAC cites.