FCASPL 276 (Model Notice for Caregivers Regarding Children in a PPLA)
Family, Children and Adult Services Procedure Letter No. 276
January 7, 2015
TO: Family, Children and Adult Services Manual Holders
FROM: Cynthia C. Dungey, Director
SUBJECT: Model Notice for Caregivers Regarding Children in a Planned Permanent Living Arrangement (PPLA)

This Procedure Letter (PL) transmits notification regarding House Bill 213 that became effective September 17, 2014. The law requires the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) to develop a model notice for custodial agencies. The custodial agencies are required to provide the notice to caregivers of children who are placed in a PPLA status in a family like setting. The requirements outlined in this procedure letter will be added to rule 5101:2-42-90 of the Administrative Code in the near future.

The agency may modify the model notice to better fit the needs of the agency; however the notice must at a minimum include the following statements:

(1)The caregiver understands the planned permanent living arrangement is intended to be permanent in nature and the caregiver will provide a stable placement for the child through the child's emancipation or until the court releases the child from the custody of the agency, whichever occurs first.

(2)The caregiver is expected to actively participate in the youth's independent living case plan/independent living plan, attend agency team meetings and court hearings as appropriate.

(3)The caregiver is to complete training related to providing the child independent living services.

(4)The caregiver is to assist in the child's transition into adulthood.

In collaboration with the OHIO Youth Advisory Board, a checklist has been created to assist caregivers and teenagers in preparing for adulthood. The custodial agency may use the checklist in its entirety or as an example to create tools for both children in care and foster caregivers.

FORMS JFS   08101 "Permanent Planned Living
Arrangement (PPLA) Caregiver Notice"
  JFS   08102 "Foster Parent Checklist for
Preparation and Support of Teenagers"
Procedure Letter FCASPL No. 276