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Introduced House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Placement priority for foster parents. Provides that if a child in need of services is: (1) returned from an out-of-home placement to an in-home placement; and (2) subsequently removed from the in-home placement; the court and the department of child services (DCS) shall notify the foster family with which the child was previously placed and make a reasonable attempt to place the child with that foster family. Provides that if the child has previously been placed in multiple out-of-home placements, the court and DCS shall make a reasonable attempt to place the child in the most recent out-of-home placement that Placement priority for foster parents. Provides that if a child in need of services is: (1) returned from an out-of-home placement to an in-home placement; and (2) subsequently removed from the in-home placement; the court and the department of child services (DCS) shall notify the foster family with which the child was previously placed and make a reasonable attempt to place the child with that foster family. Provides that if the child has previously been placed in multiple out-of-home placements, the court and DCS shall make a reasonable attempt to place the child in the most recent out-of-home placement that is able and willing to accept the placement. Provides that for purposes of placing the child in the previous out-of-home placement, DCS shall waive the limits on the number of children who may be placed in a single foster family home if: (1) the placement would not cause the foster family home to be out of compliance with federal law; and (2) the department determines that the placement would not present a safety risk for the child or for any other resident of the foster family home. ... View more