Ohio's Families and Children Rule Review Site

Ohio's Families and Children Rule Review Site: Your Opinion Counts!

This website offers you the opportunity to comment on the Ohio Administrative Code Rules that govern programs for Ohio’s families and children, including child and adult protection, substitute care, adoption and related funding and administrative functions.  Whether you are a child professional whose daily tasks are guided by the rules, someone who has had experience with some aspect of Ohio’s child welfare system, or simply an individual who cares about how Ohio’s programs for families and children are administered, you have knowledge and insight to offer.

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Rules Open For Comment

Rule Comments Open Until
Chapter 5101:2-42 Substitute Care.
Authority to assume and retain custody of a child.5101:2-42-0410/08/2018 (13 days remaining)
Selection of a placement setting.5101:2-42-0510/08/2018 (13 days remaining)
Acceptance of temporary custody by agreement and court-approved extensions.5101:2-42-0810/08/2018 (13 days remaining)
Acceptance of permanent custody by permanent surrender.5101:2-42-0910/08/2018 (13 days remaining)
Non-discrimination requirements for foster care placements.5101:2-42-18.110/08/2018 (13 days remaining)
Preplacement services.5101:2-42-6410/08/2018 (13 days remaining)
Caseworker visits and contacts with children in substitute care.5101:2-42-6510/08/2018 (13 days remaining)
Preparation of lifebook.5101:2-42-6710/08/2018 (13 days remaining)
Necessity for continued substitute care placement: court reviews and hearing requirements.5101:2-42-6810/08/2018 (13 days remaining)
Provision of services to unmarried minor parents.5101:2-42-7010/08/2018 (13 days remaining)
Approval of adult-supervised living arrangements.5101:2-42-7110/08/2018 (13 days remaining)
Requirements when a child in substitute care disrupts from placement or is absent without leave (AWOL).5101:2-42-8810/08/2018 (13 days remaining)
Public children services agency and private child placing agency procedures when a child is receiving services or is in agency custody dies.5101:2-42-8910/08/2018 (13 days remaining)
Visitation for child in temporary custody.5101:2-42-9210/08/2018 (13 days remaining)
Change of placement or visitation plan prior to journalization of case plan.5101:2-42-9310/08/2018 (13 days remaining)
Obtaining permanent custody: termination of parental rights.5101:2-42-9510/08/2018 (13 days remaining)


Forms Open For Comment

Form Comments Open Until
Chapter 5101:2-1 Children Services Definition of Terms.


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