Foster Care Licensing
5101:2-5-05 Agency Appeal of Findings of Noncompliance
Effective Date: February 1, 2021
Most Current Prior Effective Date: December 1, 2015

(A)If the administrator or designee of an agency disagrees with any of the findings of noncompliance presented at an exit interview, the administrator or designee may submit a writtenan appeal, with supporting documentation, to the appropriate Ohio department of job and family services (ODJFS) licensing supervisorthrough the Ohio certification and licensing management system (OCALM) no later than ten business days following the agency receipt of the summary of findings of noncompliance. The appeal shall be submitted to the licensing supervisor not later than ten business days following the agency's receipt of the summary of findings of noncompliance. TheA licensing supervisor shall, if requested, arrange a meeting by phone or in person with the appellant prior to the review of the appeal. Upon the review of the appeal and the findings, the supervisor shall render a written decision and explanation within ten business days. The decision of the licensing supervisor shall be final and does not entitle the agency to any hearing rights under Chapter 119. of the Revised Code unless Ohio department of job and family services ODJFS(ODJFS) initiates action to deny or revoke certification.

(B)Any form of retaliation by ODJFS employees against agency administrators, designee or employees of agencies, who make appeals regarding findings of non-compliance, is prohibited.

Effective: 2/1/2021

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 10/26/2020 and 02/01/2026


Date: 01/08/2021

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 5103.03

Rule Amplifies: 5103.02, 5103.03

Prior Effective Dates: 12/30/1966, 10/01/1986, 07/02/1990 (Emer.), 10/01/1990, 01/01/1991, 09/18/1996, 07/01/2000, 12/11/2006, 08/01/2010, 12/01/2015