Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-177 - Services in residential group care

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021

(a) Selection of the appropriate group care facility. The agency shall place a child, or refer a child for placement, only in a licensed group care facility. The selection of the most appropriate facility for a child shall be based upon the following considerations:
(1) The child's particular level of development, and the child's social and emotional problems that can be benefited through group living experiences;
(2) The child's relationship to parents and the family situation in relation to location and willingness to participate; and
(3) The particular treatment plan and team approach that the licensed group care facility can make available. A statement of why a particular selection was made, which discusses these factors, shall be in the case record.
(b) Placement agreement. There shall be a clearly written agreement between the placing agency and the residential group care facility, if separate agencies, which clarifies the following:
(1) The amount and frequency of contact the agency shall have with the child and the residential facility for supervision purposes;
(2) The extent to which the agency is to participate in ongoing evaluation of the child's needs and progress;
(3) How the agency is to work with the child's parents;
(4) When the agency will have access to information on the child's care and development;
(5) Visiting plans for child's parents and family members;
(6) Parental participation in case planning;
(7) Reporting mechanisms to be used between the agency and the residential facility while the child is in care;
(8) The financial plan in regard to cost of care;
(9) The conditions under which the child will be discharged from the program; and
(10) Designation of responsibility for aftercare services.


Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-177
Authorized by K.S.A. 65-508; implementing K.S.A. 65-503, 65-508; effective May 1, 1982.

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