7 AAC 56.460 - Emergency removal and subsequent placement of a child

Current through September 28, 2021

(a) In an emergency when the agency determines that remaining in a placement setting would endanger the health or safety of a child or children, the agency may remove the child immediately. The agency shall give written notice to the foster parents, residential program, adoptive parents, or guardianship parents of the specific reasons for the removal.
(b) When doing an emergency removal and subsequent placement
(1) an agency shall give first consideration to returning the child to the child's parent or to placing the child with a relative;
(2) in the case of Indian child, an agency shall follow the placement preference requirements of 25 U.S.C. 1915;
(3) a level II child placing worker shall approve a move within 10 working days of placement;
(4) before the move the assigned worker shall discuss the circumstances that make the move necessary with the child, as appropriate to the child's age and ability to respond orally and behaviorally to such a discussion; and
(5) before placement, the social, medical, psychological, and school history as it relates to the child's needs and plans for care and management must be shared with the foster or residential child care facility staff responsible for the child's care.


7 AAC 56.460
Eff. 1/1/2001, Register 156

Authority:AS 44.29.020

AS 47.35.010

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