Child Care In-Home Aide Rules
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5101:2-14-01 Definitions for certified in-home aides
Effective Date: October 29, 2017

(A)       "Advanced practice registered nurse (APRN)" means a certified registered nurse anesthetist, clinical nurse specialist, certified nurse-midwife or certified nurse practitioner under Chapter 4723. of the Revised Code. This was previously called advanced practice nurse (APN).

(B)       "Certified nurse practitioner (CNP)" means a registered nurse who holds a valid certification of authority issued under Chapter 4723. of the Revised Code that authorizes the practice of nursing as a CNP in accordance with section 4723.43 of the Revised Code and rules adopted by the board of nursing.

(C)       "Child care" per section 5104.01 of the Revised Code means all of the following:

(1)       Administering to the needs of infants, toddlers, preschool-age children and school-age children outside of school hours;

(2)       By persons other than their parents, guardians, or custodians;

(3)       For anya part of the twenty-four-hour day; and

(4)       In a place other than a child's own home, except that an in-home aide provides child care in the child's own home.

(5)       For the purposes and requirements of this chapter, "child care" is limited to a program licensed or required to be licensed by the department pursuant to this chapter or a program with a contract to provide publicly funded child care pursuant to section 5104.32 of the Revised Code.

(D)       "Field trips" means infrequent or irregularly scheduled excursions from the child's own home with an in- home aide.

(E)       "Food supplement" means a vitamin, mineral, or combination of one or more vitamins, minerals and/or energy-producing nutrients (carbohydrate, protein or fat) used in addition to meals or snacks.

(F)       "Infant" means a child who is under eighteen months of age.

(G)       "In-Home Aide" (IHA) means a person who does not reside with the child but provides child care to a child in the child's own home. The child's home will be inspected by the parent, IHA and the county agency.

(H)       "Medication" means any substance or preparation which is used to prevent or treat a wound, injury, infection, infirmity, or disease. This includes medication that is over the counter, or prescribed or recommended by a physician or advance practice nurse certified to prescribe medication, and permitted by the parent for administration or application.

(I)         "Parent" means the father or mother of a child, an adult who has legal custody of a child, an adult who is the guardian of a child, or an adult who stands in loco parentis with respect to a child, and whose presence in the home is needed as the caretaker of the child. Parent has the same meaning as "caretaker parent" as defined in section 5104.01 of the Revised Code.

(J)        "Physician" means a person issued a certificate to practice in accordance with Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code and rules adopted by the state medical board or a comparable body in another state.

(K)       "Physician assistant (PA)" means a person who has obtained a valid certificate to practice in accordance with Chapter 4730. of the Revised Code and rules adopted by the state medical board or a comparable body in another state.

(L)       "Preschool child" means a child who is three years old or older but is not a school-age child.

(M)      "Publicly funded child care" is the care of infants, toddlers, preschool children, and school-age children under age thirteen by an eligible provider, as defined in rule 5101:2-16-01 of the Administrative Code. Publicly funded child care is paid, wholly or in part, with federal or state funds.

(N)       "Routine trips" means frequent or regularly scheduled excursions from the home in which in-home aide services are being provided. Routine trips include, but are not limited to, taking a child to school or picking up a child from school.

(O)       "School-age child" means a child who is enrolled in or is eligible to be enrolled in a grade of kindergarten or above, but who is less than fifteen years old, or who is less than eighteen years old and eligible for special needs or protective child care benefits.

(P)       "Special needs" means providing child care services to a child who is under eighteen years old who does not function according to age appropriate expectations in one or more of the following areas of development: social/emotional, cognitive, communication, perceptual-motor, physical, or behavioral development, or the child has chronic health issues. The child's delays/condition(s) affect development to the extent that the child requires special adaptations, modified facilities, program adjustments or related services on a regular basis in order to function in an adaptive manner.

(Q)       "Specialized foster home" means a medically fragile foster home or a treatment foster home.

(R)       "Toddler" means a child who is at least eighteen months of age but less than three years of age.

Effective: 10/29/2017

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 1/1/2019


Date: 10/12/2017

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 5104.019

Rule Amplifies: 5104.01

Prior Effective Dates: 4/1/82, 5/20/83, 9/1/86, 2/15/88, 5/1/89, 11/1/91

(Emer.), 1/20/92, 7/1/95, 3/15/96, 10/1/97 (Emer.), 12/30/97, 4/1/03, 7/1/05 (Emer.), 10/1/05, 1/01/2007, 8/14/2008, 1/1/2014, 9/28/15, 12/31/16