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Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children

Concerning the enactment of the "Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children".
2024 Regular Session
Children & Domestic Matters
Bill Summary

The bill enacts the "Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children" (compact). The purpose of the compact is to:

  • Provide a process through which children subject to this compact are placed in safe and suitable homes in a timely manner;
  • Facilitate ongoing supervision of a placement, the delivery of services, and communication between the states;
  • Provide operating procedures that will ensure that children are placed in safe and suitable homes in a timely manner;
  • Provide for promulgation and enforcement of administrative rules implementing the compact and regulating the covered activities of the member states;
  • Provide for uniform data collection and information sharing between member states;
  • Promote coordination between the compact, the interstate compact for juveniles, the interstate compact on adoption and medical assistance, and other compacts affecting the placement of children and provision of services to children otherwise subject to this compact;
  • Provide for a state's continuing legal jurisdiction and responsibility for placement and care of a child that it would have had if the placement were intrastate; and
  • Provide for the promulgation of guidelines, in collaboration with Indian tribes, for interstate cases involving Indian children as is or may be permitted by federal law.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)




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