In order to comply with Section 475(5)(I)
of Title IV-E of the Social Security Act,
U.S.C.A. Section 675(5)(I)
as amended, and to meet the requirements for the receipt of federal funds under
Title IV-E of the Social Security Act, the Department is authorized to obtain
for each child in foster care under the responsibility of the state, who has
attained fourteen (14) years of age, a copy of any consumer report (as defined
in Section 603(d) of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 USC
S Section 1681a(d)),
pertaining to the child each year until the child is discharged from the
custody of the Department. The Department shall obtain such consumer reports as
are required by the federal Department of Health and Human Services to receive
federal funds under title IV-E of the Social Security Act. Each consumer report
is to be provided without cost to the child.
(2) Pursuant to its policies and procedures,
the Department shall further ensure that each child in foster care under the
responsibility of the state and who has attained fourteen (14) years of age
receives assistance (including, but not limited to, any court-appointed
advocate for the child) in interpreting and resolving any inaccuracies in the
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs.
Original Rule entitled
"Consumer Reports (Credit Reports) To Be Obtained for Youth in Foster Care"
adopted. F. Jun. 19, 2013; eff.
July 9, 2013.
Amended: F. Sep. 10,
2015; eff. Sept. 30,