2008 AMH HARG MULH 121


HB 2008 - H AMD 315

By Representative Hargrove

ADOPTED 03/08/2017

    On page 4, after line 11, insert the following:


    "NEW SECTION.  Sec. 5.  The department of social and health services children's administration shall, as part of its budget request submittal for the 2018 supplemental operating budget, conduct of a review of the most recent caseload forecast of children in foster care and the availability and capacity of licensed foster homes.  The review shall include:

    (a)  an analysis of the need for licensed foster homes;

    (b) a listing of support resources available for parents in licensed foster homes; and

    (c) a review of department policies that affect the recruitment and retention of licensed foster homes.

    A report containing the results of the review shall be submitted to the office of financial management and appropriated committees of the legislature no later than October 1, 2017.


    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 6.  Section 5 of this act expires on October 1, 2017."    




    EFFECT:  Requires the DSHS Children's Administration to review the availability and capacity of licensed foster homes in comparison to the foster care caseload as part of the 2018 Supplemental budget request process, and to report to the Legislature and OFM by October 1, 2017.



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