FCASPL 302 (Reimbursement of Nonrecurring Adoption Expenses Procedure Changes)
Family, Children and Adult Services Procedure Letter No. 302
April 25, 2016
TO: Family, Children and Adult Services Manual Holders
FROM: The Office of Legal and Acquisition Services
SUBJECT: Reimbursement of Nonrecurring Adoption Expenses procedure changes

This Procedure Letter (PL) identifies changes to the Public Children Service Agency (PCSA) reimbursement of Nonrecurring Adoption Expenses identified in Ohio Administrative Code 5101:2-49-21. Enhancements have been made to the statewide automated child welfare information system (SACWIS). The PCSA will have the capability to determine eligibility for nonrecurring adoption expenses, capture the expenses identified on the JFS 01438, "Agreement for Payment or Reimbursement for Nonrecurring Expenses Incurred in the Adoption of a Child with Special Needs", and generate reimbursement to the PCSA for the nonrecurring adoption expenses once the agency has disbursed the costs in SACWIS. This change will eliminate the need for the PCSA to report the Nonrecurring Adoption Expenses on the JFS 02820 to seek reimbursement. This procedure letter will be effective July 1, 2016.


The following chart shows what materials should be inserted into the Family, Children and Adult Services Manual (FCASM).

Procedure Letter FCASPL 302