Foster Care Licensing
5101:2-9-15 Residential Facility Handbook for Residents and their Families
Effective Date: November 1, 2013 (No Change)
Most Current Prior Effective Date: January 1, 2008

(A)       A residential facility shall have a handbook for residents and their families. This handbook shall be written in simple language and shall summarize the information included in the residential facility statement of purpose and program. In addition the handbook shall contain, but is not limited to:

(1)       Regulations for residents.

(2)       Visiting hours and visitation and communication policies pursuant to rule 5101:2-5-13 of the Administrative Code.

(3)       The role and responsibility of the family in the care and treatment of the child.

(4)       A complaint procedure for the resident and family pursuant to rule 5101:2-9-24 of the Administrative Code.

(5)       An explanation of the procedure to report alleged child abuse or neglect to the local PCSA or law enforcement agency.

(6)       A list of children's rights pursuant to rule 5101:2-5-35 of the Administrative Code.

(B)       A residential facility shall provide the handbook to the custodial agency, custodial parent or guardian of a resident and to each resident. The residential facility shall explain the contents of the handbook to the resident not later than three days after admission, according to the age and functioning level of the resident. The residential facility shall document the handbook was provided and explained in the child's case record.

(C)       Any revisions to the handbook shall be provided to the custodial agency, custodial parent or guardian of a resident and to each resident in writing no later than fourteen days after the revision.

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 4/2/2018 and 04/02/2023


Date: 04/02/2018

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, 09/01/2002, 11/01/2013