Input on foster care rules
May 6, 2022
The Division of Child Welfare is inviting stakeholders to review and provide input on two rules that are being revised or developed.
Section 7.500.317 (12 CCR 2509-6) regarding county responsibilities in the certification of county foster care homes. The first proposed revision in Section 7.500.317 involves the protocol for referrals of institutional abuse and/or neglect, including those that are screened out, as well as those screened in and are assessments. This is to align with revisions being made regarding assessments in Section 7.200.
The second proposed rule is a new type of break for foster parents. County departments and child placement agencies could allow an Approved Short Term Care option. The caregiver would provide care in their own home, which would give breaks to foster parents and/or the children/youth in the foster parent's care. It is not a certification and instead is approval to allow individuals that meet the criteria to provide care for up to seven days in non-emergencies only. Families that could be appropriate are caregivers that adopted and do not want to be fully certified, yet have experience in working with children/youth in foster care. They want to contribute to helping children/youth/families. It could also involve those who are not certain they want to be certified and instead gives an opportunity to experience caregiving of children/youth in foster care.
There are three opportunities to provide feedback on the rule and if time allows, this is an opportunity for other comments on the proposed rule revisions.
May 23: 9:00-10:00
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May 25, 12:00-1:00
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May 26, 9:30-10:30
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