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An agency must have a case plan for any child to whom the agency is providing services if 1) the agency filed a shelter care complaint, 2) the agency has temporary or permanent custody of the child, 3) the child is living at home subject to an order for protective supervision, or 4) the child is in a planned permanent living arrangement (long term foster care).
42 US Code Sec. 671
Since the passage of the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act in 1980, Federal law requires a written case plan for any child receiving foster care maintenance payments under title IV-E (42 U.S.C. 671(16)).
42 USC Sec. 627
Family connection grants
Oh. Rev. Code Sec. 2151.412
Case plans. The child's health and safety is the primary goal.
Oh. Rev. Code Sec. 2151.415
If the court issues an order placing a child in a planned permanent living arrangement the agency shall develop a case plan for the child that is designed to assist the child in finding a permanent home outside of the home of the parents.
Oh. Rev. Code Sec. 2151.417
Review of child's placement, custody arrangement or case plan.
Oh. Rev. Code Sec. 5103.153
Private child placement agencies must file a case plan with the juvenile court every 6 months for children who are under permanent surrender agreements, but who have not been adopted.