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House Bill 1290

House Bill 1290

ARCHIVE (2008)

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DIGEST OF HB 1290 (Updated March 13, 2008 5:44 pm - DI 107)

Foster care, child services and placement of children. Provides that an individual who received foster care a month before the individual became 18 years of age may request the department of child services (department) to petition a court to receive older youth foster care until the individual reaches 21 years of age if the individual is: (1) employed; (2) attending a vocational program; (3) attending an educational program; or (4) planning on attending a vocational or educational program within six months of the individual's eighteenth birthday. Requires the department to implement a transitional services plan for an individual who: (1) is receiving older youth foster care; or (2) becomes 18 years of age or emancipated while receiving foster care. Amends the definition of certain foster care terms to include an individual receiving older youth foster care. Provides that restrictions on the number of individuals that can be supervised and cared for in a foster family home, a special needs foster family home, or a therapeutic foster family home, exclude individuals receiving older youth foster care. Adopts the interstate compact for the placement of children. Changes the date by which the report of the commission on disproportionality in youth services: (1) must be presented to the governor and the legislative council from August 15, 2008, to November 15, 2008; (2) shall be made available to the public upon request from December 1, 2008 to December 15, 2008.`
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