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Chapter 388-25 WAC

Last Update: 6/12/14

CHILD WELFARE SERVICES—FOSTER CARE

WAC Sections

PART A: GENERAL
What kinds of financial support are available to licensed foster care providers?
What is the purpose of the foster care maintenance payment?
What is the legal basis for the foster care program?
What definitions apply to the foster care program?
PART B: PLACEMENT AUTHORIZATION AND PAYMENT
What method does the department use to determine what foster care rate will be paid for a foster child?
What are the department's placement priorities?
What are the essential features of the foster care rate assessment system?
What is the agency's goal as to the maximum number of children who remain in foster care in excess of twenty-four months?
What are the department's limitations on placement?
How does the foster care rate assessment work?
When may the department or a child placing agency authorize foster care placement?
What factors are considered in the foster care rate assessment?
When may the department serve a child through a behavior rehabilitation services program?
How often do the foster parent and social worker meet to complete the rate assessment?
What is the department's authority to remove a child from a behavior rehabilitation services placement?
What are the reimbursement levels?
How long may a child served by the department remain in out-of-home placement before a court hearing is held?
Can the child be assessed at a different level, depending on the foster home?
Under what circumstances may a parent sign a consent for voluntary placement of a child in foster care with the department?
Can the assessment change if the child's needs change?
What must a parent do to place the child in foster care with the department?
How will the foster parent be notified of the rate the child will receive?
How long may a voluntary placement last with the department?
Can a foster parent challenge the rate assessment?
May the department grant an exception to the length of stay in voluntary placement?
How does a foster parent seek a department review of the rate assessment?
What are the department's placement procedures for an infant residing in foster care with the infant's teen parent?
What does the department consider in reviewing the request?
How does the foster parent learn about the department's decision on review?
To whom does the department make payment for foster care?
How does the foster parent appeal the department's decision on review?
What law and rules govern the administrative law judge?
What issues may be decided by the administrative law judge?
What are the department's expectations for foster care providers to whom the department makes reimbursement for services?
What are the requirements for release of foster parents' licensing records?
What are the department's responsibilities regarding financial assistance to support children in the department's foster homes and child placing agency foster homes?
What is the effective date for payment of foster care?
What is the beginning date for payment of foster care?
What is the effective date for termination of foster care payments?
What are the department's general standards for family foster care reimbursement?
When may the department authorize a clothing allowance for a child in out-of-home care?
What are the standards for use and reimbursement of receiving home care?
What are the types of receiving homes and what children are served in them?
Who decides on the number of receiving homes needed in an area?
How long may a child stay in a receiving home?
What are the rates for reimbursement to receiving home providers?
How are rates authorized for reimbursement to receiving home providers?
Under what circumstances may the department provide foster care for educational purposes?
May the department consider foster care payments to the foster family in determining eligibility for public assistance?
What are the department's standards for making foster care payment to a relative providing care to the child served by department?
How does the department make reimbursement for foster care for a child served by the department who moves out-of-state with the foster family?
What payment procedures must the department follow for children placed across state borders?
How does the department treat resources and unearned income of a child in foster care?
PART C: PARENTAL SUPPORT OBLIGATION
What is the parents' obligation to support their child in foster care?
Who has authority to recommend or negotiate amounts for parental participation in the cost of foster care?
What cases must be referred to the division of child support (DCS)?
Does children's administration refer foster care cases to the division of child support where good cause exists?
What constitutes good cause for not pursuing the collection or establishment of child support or paternity?
Does the division of child support pursue collection or establish child support or paternity on cases in which good cause has been determined?
Who may request a good cause determination?
When may a good cause determination be requested?
To whom must parents' send child support payments for their child in foster care?
Under what circumstances must child care judgment and limited power of attorney for parental support payments be assigned to the department?
PART D: VETERANS' BENEFITS
Who receives veterans' benefits for children in foster care?
PART E: ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS
What limitations exist on administrative hearings regarding foster care payments?
What standards must the department apply to contracted and noncontracted service providers and vendors when the department has identified an overpayment to the provider or vendor?
Do vendor overpayment rules in this chapter also apply to adoptive parents?
Are there time limitations on identifying and recovering an overpayment?
May overpayments be waived or forgiven?
Do other governmental organizations have the right to an adjudicative hearing?
What steps must a provider or vendor take when requesting an administrative hearing in regards to an overpayment?
When is payment due on an overpayment?
Which is the deciding authority if another WAC rule or the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act conflict with the information in this chapter?
Who establishes guidelines to identify overpayments and to mediate overpayment disputes?
PART F: FOSTER PARENT LIABILITY FUND
What is the foster parent liability fund?
What is the period of coverage for foster parent liability fund?
Who is eligible for coverage under the foster parent liability fund?
What are the limits of coverage under the foster parent liability fund?
The department excludes what claims from coverage under the foster parent liability fund?
What if there are multiple claims for one occurrence under the foster parent liability fund?
May another source be used to recover on the same claim paid by the liability fund?
What are the department's authority and the foster parent's responsibilities regarding investigation of claims?
PART G: FOSTER PARENTS PROPERTY DAMAGE REIMBURSEMENT
What are the department's responsibilities and limitations for reimbursement for damage or loss caused by a child in family foster care?
What are the eligibility requirements for reimbursements to foster parents for damages?
What are the department's reimbursement limitations?
What types of claims are specifically excluded from reimbursement?
What is the procedure for filing a claim?
Which office within the department determines damage reimbursement?
How are exception requests made?
What claims may the department deny?
What must a foster parent do to have a denied claim reconsidered?
Will the department investigate claims?
PART H: FOSTER PARENT TRAINING
What are the training requirements for licensed foster parents?
PART I: JUVENILE RECORDS
What are the department's responsibilities for management of juvenile records?
To whom may the department release records?
Under what circumstances may the department exclude or deny information from release unless authorized by law or court order?
What may a juvenile or the juvenile's parent do if the department denies access to information?
PART J: CHILD PLACING AGENCIES
What are the department's expectations for child placing agencies (CPA) to which the department makes reimbursement for services or administrative costs?
What steps must the department take when a child whose case management responsibility remains with the department is placed in a home certified by a CPA?
What activities must a child placing agency provide in order to receive payment from the department?
Under what conditions and how much will the department reimburse to child placing agencies licensed or certified under chapter 74.15 RCW to provide care to children?
What steps may the department take if a child placing agency does not meet the requirements of this chapter?
PART K: INTERSTATE PLACEMENTS
What are the department's obligations regarding children placed by the department between states?
PART L: RELATIVE PLACEMENT
Under what circumstances does the department choose a relative as the placement for a child in need of out-of-home care?
Under what circumstances may a relative not be considered as a placement option for a child?
What sources of financial support are available to a relative caring for a child that the department has placed in the relative's home?
FAMILY SUPPORTS AND RELATIONSHIPS
How does the department treat relatives of specified degree with legally free children?
What is the legal basis of the extended foster care program?
What is the purpose of the extended foster care program?
What is extended foster care?
Who is eligible for extended foster care?
When is a youth considered to be "in foster care"?
When is a youth not "in foster care"?
How does a youth demonstrate enrollment in school?
How does a youth demonstrate he/she has applied for and intends to timely enroll in a post-secondary program?
How does a youth demonstrate participation in a program or activity designed to promote employment or remove barriers to employment?
What if an eligible youth does not want to participate in the extended foster care program?
How does a youth agree to participate in the extended foster care program?
Where do youth obtain information about how to participate in the program?
Can an extended foster care participant continue in extended foster care under a different eligibility category?
If an extended foster care participant loses his or her eligibility before he or she turns nineteen, can he or she reapply for extended foster care?
What are CA's responsibilities to a youth who is participating in extended foster care?
How does CA determine a youth's continuing eligibility for the extended foster care program?
What are the legal rights of a dependent youth in extended foster care to travel out of state, buy a car or engage in other activities as an adult?
What are the youth's rights in the extended foster care program?
What must the youth do to remain in the extended foster care program?
When is a youth no longer eligible for the extended foster care program?
STATE SUPPLEMENTARY PAYMENT PROGRAM
What is the state supplementary payment (SSP) that is administered by the children's administration (CA)?
What are the eligibility requirements for the CA/SSP program?
When will my eligibility for CA/SSP be determined?
How will I know if I am eligible to receive a CA/SSP payment?
Can I apply for the CA/SSP program if I am not identified by CA as eligible for the CA/SSP program?
What are my appeal rights if CA determines that I am not eligible for CA/SSP?