10A NCAC 70E .0710       OUT‑OF‑STATE FACILITIES AND FOSTER HOMES

The use of out‑of‑state residential child-care facilities and foster homes for the placement of children in the custody of a North Carolina county department of social services shall be in accordance with the following:

(1)           Prior to placement into an out‑of‑state foster home, group home, child-caring institution, maternity home or any other residential child-care facility, the county department of social services placing the child in the out-of-state facility shall determine that the foster home, group home, child-caring institution, maternity home, or any other residential child-care facility is licensed according to the standards of that state.

(2)           The county department of social services shall monitor the licensing and relicensing of the out-of-state foster home, group home, child-caring institution, maternity home or any other residential child-care facility to ensure that no child for whom they have responsibility is in an unlicensed foster home, group home, child-caring institution, maternity home or any other residential child-care facility.

(3)           The county department of social services shall submit to the licensing authority written documentation that an out-of-state foster home, group home, child-caring institution, maternity home or any other residential child-care facility has been licensed and that an Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children Form for the child to be placed out of state has been signed by both states in order for the foster home, group home, child-caring institution, maternity home or any other residential child-care facility to be issued a license identification number for foster care reimbursement purposes.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 131D-10.1; 131D-10.3; 131D-10.5; 143B-153;

Eff. September 1, 2007.