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Host Homes for Youth

Concerning the operation of host homes for youth.
2024 Regular Session
Children & Domestic Matters
Bill Summary

The bill requires the department of human services to oversee the operations of host home programs. The bill sets requirements for organizations seeking to operate a host home program and requirements for host homes participating in a host home program.

The bill allows a youth to reside in a host home for up to 21 days, unless the youth is 18 years of age or older but under 22 years of age and consents to remain in the host home longer. A host home that hosts a youth under 11 years of age must obtain written consent from the youth's parent or legal guardian authorizing the temporary residence.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details