Description Children who are removed from their biological or adoptive parents, or other legal guardians, are placed in foster care in a variety of settings. They may be placed in the care of relatives other than the family members involved in the neglect or abuse kin placementnon-relatives, therapeutic or treatment foster careor in an institution or group home.
Requires a methodology to ascertain which homes have a utilization of such drugs that warrants additional review. Requires sharing information learned with specified entities.
Requires submission of a plan to address identified risks.
Specifies the contents of such rules of court. Requires a report on the number of such medications authorized. Requires specified related training on aspects of taking and administering such medications. Requires foster care public health nurses to receive this training. Authorizes such nurse to assist a nonminor dependent to make informed decisions about health care.
Authorizes the disclosure of health care and mental health care information to such nurse. Requires the court to appoint an attorney for a dependent child who: Requires the court to ask the Statewide Guardian Ad Litem Office to recommend an attorney willing to work without additional compensation prior to the court appointing an attorney on a compensated basis.
Details the requirements of the attorney appointed. Clarifies who will contract with the appointed attorney, the compensation for the appointed attorney and requires the Department of Children and Families to identify and request attorney representation for qualifying children and make rules to administer the bill.
Requires the court to appoint an attorney for a dependent child who, among other things ,is prescribed a psychotropic medication and declines it, Illinois Ill. Requires the Department of Children and Family Services to promulgate rules establishing and maintaining standards and procedures to govern the administration of psychotropic medications to children and youth in state care.
Such rules shall include administration to youth in correctional facilities, residential facilities, group homes and psychiatric hospitals. The law imposes the same requirement on 1 a public or private institution or agency to which a juvenile court commits a child, 2 a state facility for detention or commitment of children, 3 a specialized foster home or a group foster home, 4 a child care facility that occasionally or regularly has physical custody of children pursuant to the order of a court, and 5 a treatment facility and any other facility of the Division of Child and Family Services into which a child may be committed by a court order.
The person appointed is to be responsible for making all decisions concerning services, treatment and psychotropic medications provided to such children.
The law allows the court to appoint the person nominated by the agency or to appoint any other person the court determines is qualified to carry out such duties and responsibilities.
Requires a foster home licensee to obtain written explanation from a medical professional who provides a prescription for medication for a foster child.
The explanation must include the need for the medication and the effect of the medication. New Mexico N. Requires an annual review of prescriptions when a child in foster care has more than a specified number of such medications or is under a specified age.
Prohibits prescribing of such medication unless used for a medically accepted indication that is age-appropriate. About This NCSL Project The Denver-based child welfare project staff focuses on state policy, tracking legislation and providing research and policy analysis, consultation, and technical assistance specifically geared to the legislative audience.
Denver staff can be reached at or childwelfare ncsl.Dramatic growth in the number of children placed with their relatives and financially supported with foster care payments by the child welfare system has raised. of foster families left few obvious avenues for getting children out of congregate foster care and into family homes.
Today, the story is dramatically different. Mental Health and Foster Care.
5/9/ Table of Contents. Mental Health Legislation Over the past decade, psychotropic medication use in children and youth in foster care has increased dramatically.
The Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoption Act of now requires each state to consult with pediatricians. JOB DESCRIPTION MANAGER. Job Description Manager "We're committed to dramatically increasing the number of adoptions from foster care and commend all employers who support families.
Foster care is a system in which a minor has been placed into a ward, group home (residential child care community, treatment center,), or private home of a state-certified caregiver, referred to as a "foster parent" or with a family member approved by the state.
The placement of the child is normally arranged through the government or a social service agency.
Duration of foster care. Placement in foster care has both an extensive and intensive margin. The SBC foster children have spent on average months in foster care, but the standard deviation around this mean is substantial ( months).