Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 290-1-8-.02 - Consumer Reports (Credit Reports) To Be Obtained for Youth in Foster Care

Current through Rules and Regulations filed through April 4, 2022

(1) In order to comply with Section 475(5)(I) of Title IV-E of the Social Security Act, 42 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 USCS 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 report.

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Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 290-1-8-.02
O.C.G.A. Secs. 49-5-42 and 49-5-43.
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, 2015.

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