10A NCAC 71L .0103       APPLICATION PROCESS

(a)  County departments of social services are responsible for submitting applications to the family services section of the state division of social services for those clients for whom they accept basic casework responsibility.

(b)  Licensed private adoption agencies are responsible for submitting applications directly to the family services section for those needy clients for whom they accept basic casework responsibility.

(c)  Application for funds shall be made prior to admission to the Maternity Home Fund approved living arrangement.  Emergency situations may be submitted for special consideration.

(d)  The following information must accompany requests for funds.

(1)           social study and service plan;  This information must include the reason the individual experiencing the problem pregnancy is unable to remain in her own home, a description of the recommended living arrangement, the plan of services for the natural parents and their infant and a description of financial resources to be considered;

(2)           notice of acceptance of the client by a maternity home or another recommended living arrangement;

(3)           anticipated placement date and expected date of delivery.

(e)  Upon receipt of notice that funds have been approved, unless the placement is to be in a licensed maternity home, the agency requesting funds must negotiate with the individual responsible for maintaining the living arrangement a written agreement setting out mutually agreed upon responsibilities.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B‑153;

Eff. April 1, 1978;

Amended Eff. January 1, 1983.