7 AAC 53.080 - Payment conditions

(a) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, the department will pay the appropriate rate established under 7 AAC 53.010 - 7 AAC 53.040 and 7 AAC 53.060 - 7 AAC 53.062 multiplied by the number of days of care provided for a child placed in a licensed foster home.
(b) The department will pay a foster parent for the day of admission of the child, but not for the day of departure.
(c) For a child placed in a foster home by the department, the department may authorize continued payment of the base rate for a period up to 14 days if a child is absent from the home due to a medical or psychiatric placement, hospitalization, a home visit, or detention.
(d) If a child is absent from a home as described in (c) of this section, the department will discontinue payment before the end of the 14-day period if the department
(1) decides not to return the child to the home; and
(2) notifies the foster parent of its decision; the department will discontinue payment on the date of the notice to the foster parent.
(e) If a child's absence extends beyond 14 days, the department will authorize resumption of payment when the child returns to the home.
(f) The department will authorize payment for an unapproved absence of a foster child from the home without permission of the foster parents and the department for up to five days only if the foster parent has notified the child's department placement worker under 7 AAC 50.140(d)(4).
(g) The department will provide payment only when the department placement worker has verified and certified eligibility for and the appropriate amount of the payment.

Notes

7 AAC 53.080
Eff. 7/1/90, Register 114; am 3/31/2005, Register 173; am 4/13/2011, Register 198; am 12/10/2011, Register 200; am 8/1/2015, Register 215, October 2015

The substance of 7 AAC 53.080 was formerly contained in 7 AAC 50.720 and 7 AAC 50.770.

Authority:AS 44.29.020

AS 47.05.010

AS 47.10.080

AS 47.14.010

AS 47.14.100

AS 47.14.120

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