What are CA's responsibilities to a youth who is participating in extended foster care?

Children's administration (CA) is required to have placement and care authority over the youth and to provide foster care services, including transition planning and independent living services, medical assistance through medicaid, and case management. Case management includes findings or approving a foster care placement for the youth, convening family meetings, developing, revising, and monitoring implementation of any case plan or individual service and safety plan, coordinating and monitoring services needed by the youth, caseworker visits, and court-related duties, including preparing court reports, attending judicial hearings and permanency hearings, and ensuring that the youth is progressing toward independence within state and federal mandates. CA has responsibility to inform the court of the status of the child (including health, safety, welfare, education status and continuing eligibility for extended foster care program). The department's placement and care authority over a youth receiving extended foster care services is solely for the purpose of providing services and does not create a legal responsibility for the actions of the youth receiving extended foster care services.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 13.34.145, 13.34.267, 74.13.020, 74.13.031, 43.88C.010, 74.13.107, 43.131.416, 13.34.030. WSR 14-13-051, § 388-25-0536, filed 6/12/14, effective 7/13/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.13.031, 13.34.267, and 2008 federal legislation "Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act." WSR 13-08-017, § 388-25-0536, filed 3/25/13, effective 4/25/13.]
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