Foster Care Licensing
5101:2-7-13 Foster Home Certificate
Effective Date: April 1, 2019
Most Current Prior Effective Date: July 1, 2014

(A)A foster home shall be recommended for certification by only one recommending agency at a time.

(B)The determination of the specific number, age, and sex of children to be placed in a particular foster home is a joint responsibility of the foster caregiver and the recommending agency based on the agency's assessment of the foster caregiver's capability and physical facilities as required in Chapter 5101:2-7 of the Administrative Code.

(C)Nothing in Chapter 5101:2-7 of the Administrative Code shall be construed as requiring an agency to make or to continue the placement of any child with any foster caregiver solely because of the presence of a current certificate.

(D)A foster home shall not accept a child into care directly from a parent, another certified agency or other legally approved placement source without the participation and agreement of the recommending agency.

(E)If the applicants are married to each other, the foster home certificate shall be in the legal names of both spouses residing in the home.

(F)A transfer of a foster home certificate from one agency to another shall be completed in accordance with rule 5101:2-5-31 of the Administrative Code.

(G)A foster caregiver shall terminate the certificate within thirty days of his/hertheir residence being licensed, regulated, approved, operated under the direction of, or otherwise certified by any of the following:

(1)The department of mental health and addiction services.

(2)A community alcohol, drug addiction and mental health board.

(3)The department of developmental disabilities.

(4)A county board of developmental disabilities.

(5)The health department.

(6)A juvenile court.

Effective: 4/1/2019

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 11/19/2018 and 04/01/2024


Date: 02/07/2019

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 5103.03

Rule Amplifies: 5103.02, 5103.03

Prior Effective Dates: 12/30/1966, 10/01/1986, 01/01/1991, 09/18/1996, 01/01/2003, 12/11/2006, 08/01/2009, 07/01/2014