7 AAC 53.199 - Definitions

In 7 AAC 53.010 - 7 AAC 53.199, unless the context requires otherwise,

(1) "child" has the meaning given in AS 47.10.990;
(2) "child's placement plan" means a plan developed to ensure appropriate goals and objectives for a child placed by the department in a foster home, including identification of the person responsible for implementing provisions of the plan; however, a placement plan is not a full case plan for a family with a child in foster care;
(3) "custody of a tribal entity" means children under the custody of a tribe through a tribal court;
(4) "department" means the Department of Family and Comniunity Services;
(5) "difficulty-of-care augmented rates" means higher care and service levels for foster care that are designed to meet the higher difficulty-of-care levels of children and their families;
(6) "foster care" means responsibility and care for a child who is placed by the department or through a tribal entity that has a tribal Title IV-E maintenance pass-through agreement approved by the department;
(7) "foster home" means a home that
(A) is licensed under AS 47.32;
(B) is in compliance with the additional applicable standards and requirements of 7 AAC 10 and 7 AAC 67 and
(C) provides care for a child who is
(i) in the custody of the department; or
(ii) in the custody of a tribal entity that has a tribal Title IV-E maintenance pass-through agreement approved by the department;
(8) "foster parent" means an individual providing care to a child in foster care;
(9) "intensive augmented rates" means advanced care and service levels for foster care that are designed to meet the needs
(A) of a child as described in 7 AAC 53.061(d) in the recipient category of children with complex medical conditions or individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; and
(B) not met by another resource or service agency;
(10) "placed" means to put a child in a foster home
(A) under the authority of the department in accordance with AS 47.14.100-47.14.130; or
(B) through a tribal entity that has a tribal Title IV-E maintenance pass through agreement approved by the department;
(11) "placement worker" has the meaning given in 7 AAC 50.990;
(12) "state" means the State of Alaska;
(13) "tribal Title IV-E maintenance pass-through agreement" means an agreement that the department and a tribal entity enter into under 42 U.S.C. 672 (sec. 472, Title IV-E, Social Security Act) and AS 47.14.100(g);
(14) "tribe'' means the child's tribe to which the child is either enrolled or eligible for enrollment for purposes of 25 U.S.C. 1903 (sec. 4, Indian Child Welfare Act).

Notes

7 AAC 53.199
Eff. 8/1/2015, Register 215, October 2015; am 7/1/2022, Register 242, July 2022

Authority:AS 47.06.010

AS 47.10.080

AS 47.14.010

AS 47.14.100

AS 47.14.120

AS 47.32.030

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