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07.02.21.00.htm 07.02.21.00. Title 07 DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES Subtitle 02 SOCIAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION Chapter 21 Treatment Foster Care Authority: Family Law Article, §5-501―5-534, Annotated Code of Maryland; Agency Note: Federal Regulatory Reference 45 CFR §228.13 and 228.42
07.02.21.01.htm 07.02.21.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter applies to the approved treatment foster care programs operated by child placement agencies licensed by the Social Services Administration, Department of Human Resources under COMAR 07.02.13, and treatment foster care programs operated by a local department of social services.
07.02.21.02.htm 07.02.21.02. 02 Goal of Treatment Foster Care.. The goal of treatment foster care is to provide intensive services to a child with a serious emotional, behavioral, medical, or psychological condition.
07.02.21.03.htm 07.02.21.03. 03 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Administration" means the Social Services Administration.. 2) "Case manager" means a provider agent or representative responsible for:. a) Providing supervision, training, and consultation to treatment and biological parents;. b) Arranging and ensuring necessary services to a child; and. c) Acting as the leader of a child's treatment team.. 3) "Case plan" means a wr
07.02.21.04.htm 07.02.21.04. 04 Staffing Requirements.. A. The case load ratio may not be greater than one case manager to ten children.. B. The provider agency may decrease the case load ratios of the case manager set forth in §A of this regulation if it is determined that one or more of the following circumstances apply:1) The children's needs require more intensive supervision and training for the treatment parents;. 2) Travel distances between placements of children impede the case manager'
07.02.21.05.htm 07.02.21.05. 05 Staff Training Requirements.. A provider agency shall meet the following staff training requirements in which professional staff shall:A. Participate in a minimum of 20 hours of preservice training, before assuming casework responsibilities, which includes:1) An overview of treatment foster care and its history and development, and permanency planning,. 2) Orientation to the provider agency's treatment philosophy and skill training in its specific treatment methodologies,
07.02.21.06.htm 07.02.21.06. 06 Eligibility Requirements.. A. A child is eligible for treatment foster care if the local department determines that the child:. 1) Qualifies for foster care under COMAR 07.02.11.04; and. 2) Has one or more of the following conditions:. a) A serious medical condition including, but not limited to:. i) HIV positive and symptomatic or has AIDS,. ii) Multiple handicaps, or. iii) A symptomatic drug-exposed newborn; or.
07.02.21.07.htm 07.02.21.07. 07 Referral Responsibilities.. A. Local Department Responsibilities. The local department shall:. 1) Determine that a child is eligible for treatment foster care; and. 2) Send to each potential provider agency with which the local department seeks to place a child the following:a) A referral for purchase of care,. b) A current case plan drafted within 180 calendar days before the date of referral,.
07.02.21.08.htm 07.02.21.08. 08 Post-Acceptance Responsibilities.. A. The provider agency shall:. 1) Within 30 calendar days of a child's acceptance into the program, develop a treatment plan in conjunction with the local department;2) Convene a team, including but not limited to the local department of social services, treatment parents, and therapist to evaluate each child's treatment plan at intervals not to exceed 3 months;3) Visit the treatment foster parents at least twice a month;.
07.02.21.09.htm 07.02.21.09. 09 Treatment Home Capacity Requirements.. The number of children placed in one eligible treatment home may not exceed two without prior justification and approval in writing from the Administration.
07.02.21.10.htm 07.02.21.10. 10 The Treatment Foster Parent.. A. Treatment Foster Parent Qualifications. A treatment foster parent shall meet the following criteria:1) Comply with all foster family approval regulations as specified in COMAR 07.02.13;. 2) Be available to a child on a 24-hour basis;. 3) Arrange for child care services consistent with COMAR 07.02.13.07B(3) and .17B(7). 4) Possess a high school diploma or equivalent including, but not limited to, life experience; and. 5) Have access to public
07.02.21.11.htm 07.02.21.11. 11 Treatment Plan Requirements.. A written treatment plan includes:. A. Role of the treatment foster parent;. B. Role of the provider case worker;. C. Specific tasks to be carried out by treatment parents during placement;. D. Long-term goals of treatment, including criteria for discharge, projected length of stay in the program, projected post-treatment, and aftercare services; andE. Identification of treatment team members who will assist in the provision of planned care..
07.02.21.12.htm 07.02.21.12. 12 Length of Stay in Programs.. The length of stay in a treatment foster care program is subject to review pursuant to COMAR 07.02.11.18.
07.02.21.13.htm 07.02.21.13. 13 Liability Insurance.. A. The Administration shall provide liability insurance for treatment foster parents as outlined in COMAR 07.02.25.21.B. The child placement agency shall provide liability insurance as outlined in COMAR 07.02.13.04N(1) and (2)
07.02.21.14.htm 07.02.21.14. 14 Appeals.. A treatment foster parent aggrieved by a decision of a provider agency has the right to appeal according to COMAR 07.02.02 and 07.02.13.04R.
07.02.21.15.htm 07.02.21.15. 15 Evaluation.. The agency shall complete and maintain for inspection an annual written evaluation as specified in COMAR 07.02.13.04H(1)5)
07.02.21.9999.htm 07.02.21.9999. Administrative History Effective date: October 9, 1995 (22:20 Md. R. 1541).
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