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14.31.01.00.htm 14.31.01.00. Title 14 INDEPENDENT AGENCIES Subtitle 31 OFFICE FOR CHILDREN Chapter 01 Local Care Teams and State Coordinating Council Authority: Education Article, §8-103―8-303 and 8-401―8-417; Health-General Article, §2-102, 2-104, 2-105, 4-305―4-307, 7-1007, 10-204, 10-712, 10-1203, and 15-102.1; Human Services Article, §2-202, 2-203, 2-209, 4-204, 4-205, 4-207, 9-202, 9-204, and 9-221; Annotated Code of Maryland
14.31.01.01.htm 14.31.01.01. 01 Purpose.. The purpose of this chapter is to:. A. Define the roles and responsibilities of the State Coordinating Council and the local care teams in fostering the development of resources necessary to serve children with intensive needs in the State of Maryland;B. Promote interagency coordination in the provision of such services; and. C. Ensure that State funds for the out-of-State placement of children with intensive needs are allocated in accordance with r
14.31.01.02.htm 14.31.01.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Appropriate service or placement” means a service, placement, or plan of care provided in accordance with the requirements of applicable federal and State laws, including:a) 20 U.S.C. §1400 et seq.. b) 42 U.S.C. §620 and 670 et seq.. c) The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, 42 U.S.C. §5102 et seq.. d) The Adoptions and Safe Families Act of 1997 (P. L. 105-89).
14.31.01.03.htm 14.31.01.03. 03 Membership and Organization of the SCC and the LCT.. A. SCC Membership and Organization.. 1) The members of the SCC are the following State officials, or their designees:. a) The Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health;. b) The Secretary of the Department of Human Services;. c) The Secretary of the Department of Juvenile Services;. d) The Executive Director of the Governor’s Office for Children; and. e) The State Superintendent of Schools.. 2) The Secretary of Budge
14.31.01.04.htm 14.31.01.04. 04 Role and Responsibilities of the SCC.. A. General Responsibilities. The SCC shall encourage the implementation of the State’s policies to:. 1) Promote the development of a continuum of quality educational, treatment, and residential services in Maryland which will enable children with intensive needs to be served in the least restrictive setting appropriate to their individual needs; and2) Identify any additional treatment, educational, and residential resource
14.31.01.05.htm 14.31.01.05. 05 LCC Policies and Procedures.. A. Each LCT shall develop policies and procedures to govern the:. 1) Conduct of regular meetings of the LCT; and. 2) Discussion of any requests for assistance by member agencies of individual children with intensive needs, including procedures for:a) Timely discussion of all requests for assistance;. b) Expedited discussion of any request for assistance designated as an emergency matter by the referring agency; andc) Assurances of parental
14.31.01.06.htm 14.31.01.06. 06 Notification of Out-of-State Placement.. A. The placing agency shall submit a notification of State funding for the costs, or a portion of the costs, of the placement, as provided by applicable State laws.B. Prior to notification of out-of-State placement to the SCC, the placing agency shall notify all appropriate local agencies, the local school system and family members of the placement decision and expected admission date.C. Prior to notification of out-of-State placement
14.31.01.07.htm 14.31.01.07. 07 Parental Participation.. A. Attendance at LCT.. 1) A child’s parents and the child’s legal counsel shall be invited to attend a meeting of the LCT or any portion of the meeting during which the child’s care is discussed.2) The child’s parents and legal counsel may present information to the meeting participants regarding their position as to the child’s needs and care.B. Notices to Parents.. 1) At least 10 calendar days before a meeting at which a child’s care is to
14.31.01.08.htm 14.31.01.08. 08 SCC Coordination of Monitoring of Out-of-State Residential Services.. A. The SCC shall develop and implement a process to coordinate the monitoring of out-of-State facilities where Maryland children are being served at State expense.B. The SCC shall review any monitoring reports of site visits of out-of-State facilities that have been conducted by placing agency monitoring teams.C. Based upon the findings of a placing agency monitoring team, the SCC shall consult with the monit
14.31.01.09.htm 14.31.01.09. 09 Amendments.. Before being submitted for publication, any proposed amendments to this chapter shall be reviewed and approved by the Office for Children and the Children痴 Cabinet.
14.31.01.9999.htm 14.31.01.9999. Administrative History Effective date: September 3, 2001 (28:17 Md. R. 1552). Chapter revised effective April 12, 2004 (31:7 Md. R. 581) ―. COMAR 01.04.01 revised and recodified to COMAR 14.31.01 as an emergency provision effective June 30, 2005 (32:15 Md. R. 1314) revised and recodified permanently effective November 28, 2005 (32:23 Md. R. 1828) ―Regulations .01―04 and .06―14, Local and State Coordinating Councils, repealed and new Regulations .01―04 and .06―09, Local C
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