Foster Care Licensing
5101:2-5-15 Volunteers, Interns and Subcontractors
Effective Date: November 15, 2021
Most Current Prior Effective Date: April 15, 2013

(A)Volunteers, subcontractors or college interns whose duties include any of the same general duties as child care staff shall be trained in the mission of the out-of-home care setting to which they are assigned.

(B)An agency is to ensure a volunteer, intern or subcontractor complies with the background check requirements of rule 5101:2-5-09 of the Administrative Code.

(B)(C) Volunteers, subcontractors or college interns whose duties include any of the same general duties as child care staff shall receive training pursuant to rule 5101:2-9-03 of the Administrative Code, shall be supervised by agency staff, and shall participate in at least monthly face-to-face supervisory conferences.

(C)(D) Volunteers, subcontractors or college interns shall be given a specific written job description delineating the functions to be performed.

(D)(E) An agency shall not use volunteers, subcontractors or college interns as a replacement for or in lieu of paid staff. Volunteers, subcontractors or college interns shall not be counted to meet required staff ratios as required by rule 5101:2-9-02 of the Administrative Code.

(E)(F)  An agency which accepts college interns shall have a written agreement with each school placing students. This agreement shall, at a minimum, include:

(1)A statement of the student's role and responsibilities.

(2)A description of the minimum qualifications the student must possess.

(3)A statement outlining the respective supervisory and evaluation responsibilities of the agency and the placing school.

Effective: 11/15/2021

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 4/2/2023

Certification: CERTIFIED ELECTRONICALLY

Date: 11/01/2021

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 5103.02, 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, 10/08/2007, 04/15/2013