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Chapter 388-826 WAC

Last Update: 11/25/09

VOLUNTARY PLACEMENT PROGRAM

WAC Sections

What is the purpose of the voluntary placement program?
Definitions.
Who is eligible for the voluntary placement program?
Who else may be eligible to participate in the voluntary placement program?
How does the family, whose child is a client of DDD request access to the VPP?
What is the process for a child or youth who transfers from children's administration to get into the VPP?
How is a decision made for out-of-home placement?
How is a decision made regarding participation in the voluntary placement program?
What is a voluntary placement agreement?
What happens after a voluntary placement agreement is signed, what are the legal issues and who is responsible?
Is there an ongoing court process when the child is in out-of-home placement and how does the process work?
What basic services may a child receive from the voluntary placement program?
Are there other services a child may receive in this program?
What can parents expect if they use in-home supports under this program?
What is the responsibility of the department for the child who is in out-of-home care?
What are the responsibilities of the parents when their child receives services in the voluntary placement program?
Are there limits to the respite care I can receive if I receive voluntary placement services?
What are the expectations for parents when their child is in out-of-home care?
What other DDD services are available for a child through the voluntary placement program?
What does a parent do with the child's Social Security benefits when the parent's child lives outside the parent's home?
Who pays for a child's care when a child is in out-of-home placement?
What are the residential settings that DDD uses to provide voluntary placement program services?
How does DDD determine the rate that is paid to support a child in a licensed foster home?
When does DDD administer the foster care rate assessment tool?
How often does DDD administer the foster care rate assessment tool?
What questions are asked in the foster care rate assessment tool and how are the licensed foster home provider's answers scored?
How does DDD determine the foster care level from the raw score?
What happens if the level assigned to the child changes?
What limitations exist on administrative hearings regarding foster care payments in VPP?
How are rates for licensed staffed residential homes determined in VPP?
How does DDD determine the rate that is paid to support a child in a licensed group care facility?
What happens if the voluntary placement ends?
When the child leaves the voluntary placement program for any reason, what DDD services are available to the child and family when voluntary placement ends?
Will a child or youth continue to receive special education or early intervention services while in VPP?
What happens after a youth turns eighteen?
What happens if a parent disagrees with a decision made by DDD?
Does DDD make exceptions to the requirements in this chapter?