What must the youth do to remain in the extended foster care program?

To remain in the extended foster care program, unless otherwise authorized by court order, the youth must:
(1) Agree to participate in the program as expressed in the written extended foster care agreement;
(2) Maintain the standard of eligibility as set by the youth's academic program, employment related program, employment status, or documented medical condition;
(3) Participate in the case plan, including monthly health and safety visits;
(4) Acknowledge that CA has responsibility for the youth's care and placement by authorizing CA to have access to records related to court-ordered medical, mental health, drug/alcohol treatment services, additional necessary services, educational records needed to determine continuing eligibility for the program, medical records related to a documented medical condition for purposes of qualifying for extended foster care under WAC 388-25-0506 (1)(f); and
(5) Remain in the approved foster care placement and follow placement rules as follows:
(a) Stay in the placement identified by CA or approved by the court;
(b) Obtain approval from his or her social worker and notify his or her caregiver for extended absences from the placement of more than three days; and
(c) Comply with court orders and any specific rules developed in collaboration by the youth, caregiver and social worker.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 13.34.145, 13.34.267, 74.13.020, 74.13.031, 43.88C.010, 74.13.107, 43.131.416, and 13.34.030. WSR 16-14-065, § 388-25-0546, filed 6/30/16, effective 7/31/16. 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 and Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-351). WSR 16-06-044, § 388-25-0546, filed 2/24/16, effective 3/26/16. 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, § 388-25-0546, 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, § 388-25-0546, filed 3/25/13, effective 4/25/13.]
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