7 AAC 53.120 - Foster care rates paid out of state

(a) A foster parent who is a resident of this state and who receives prior approval to vacation outside the state with a foster child will continue to receive the applicable rates set under 7 AAC 53.030 - 7 AAC 53.062 for up to 30 days unless the department approves additional time.
(b) The applicable rate to be paid to a foster parent residing in another state and caring for a child in department custody is the foster care rate established by the city, county, or state in which the foster parent resides, depending on which government unit supervises the foster care placement. The department may authorize difficulty-of-care augmented rates and payment of ongoing direct costs.
(c) The out-of-state rate under (b) of this section applies 30 days after a family moves to another state. The department will pay the rate under (a) of this section for up to 60 days after the date of departure from the Alaska residence. The department may pay that rate for up to 120 days if the family is, in a timely manner,
(1) seeking licensure or certification in the state to which they have moved, in accordance with AS 47.70 (Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children); or
(2) in the process of finalizing the adoption or guardianship process for the child in foster care.
(d) The department will cease payment under (c) of this section when the state, county, or city to which the family has moved begins payment, or after expiration of the applicable payment period under (c) of this section, whichever occurs first.

Notes

7 AAC 53.120
Eff. 11/23/78, Register 68; am 7/1/90, Register 114; am 11/16/94, Register 132; am 3/31/2005, Register 173; am 8/1/2015, Register 215, October 2015

The substance of 7 AAC 53.120 was formerly contained in 7 AAC 50.800.

Authority:AS 47.05.010

AS 47.14.010

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