Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-804 - Terms of license; validity of temporary permit or license; renewal of license; amendments; exceptions; withdrawal of application or request to close

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

(a) Terms of license.
(1) A temporary permit or a license may be granted to an applicant for a maximum of four children in foster care, with a maximum total of six children in the home, including the applicant's or licensee's own children under 16 years of age. There shall be no more than two children in the home under 18 months of age.
(2) Each child in foster care shall be at least five years younger than the youngest applicant or licensee.
(3) The maximum number of children and the age range authorized by the temporary permit or license shall not be exceeded and shall be limited by the following:
(A) The number of sleeping rooms that meet the requirements of these regulations;
(B) the assessment and recommendation of the sponsoring child-placing agency; and
(C) the ability of the applicant or licensee to maintain compliance with the statutes and regulations governing family foster homes.
(4) A license to maintain a family foster home shall not be granted or held in conjunction with any license or certificate authorizing another form of child care in a family foster home.
(5) An applicant or a licensee shall not provide care in the family foster home to any adult unrelated to the applicant or licensee.
(b) Validity of temporary permit or license.
(1) Each temporary permit or license shall be valid only for the individual or individuals and the address specified on the temporary permit or license.
(2) Each temporary permit or license shall be posted conspicuously in the family foster home.
(3) When an initial or amended license becomes effective, all temporary permits or licenses previously granted to the applicant or licensee at the same address shall become void.
(c) Renewal of license. Before each renewal date, the licensee shall complete and submit an application for renewal on forms provided by the department, including requests for the background checks specified in K.A.R. 28-4-805.
(d) Amendments. Each licensee who intends to change the terms of the license, including the maximum number or the age of children served, shall submit a request for an amendment on a form supplied by the department.
(e) Exceptions.
(1) Any applicant or licensee may request an exception from the secretary. Any request for an exception may be granted if the secretary determines that the exception is in the best interest of a child in foster care and the exception does not violate statutory requirements.
(2) Written notice from the secretary stating the nature of the exception and its duration shall be kept on file in the family foster home and shall be readily accessible to the department, the child-placing agent, the sponsoring child-placing agency, the Kansas department of social and rehabilitation services, and the Kansas juvenile justice authority.
(f) Withdrawal of application or request to close. Any applicant may withdraw the application for a license. Any licensee may submit, at any time, a request to close the family foster home operated by the licensee. If an application is withdrawn or a family foster home is closed, the current temporary permit or license granted to the applicant or licensee for that family foster home shall become void.


Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-804
Authorized by K.S.A. 65-508; implementing K.S.A. 65-504, 65-505, and 65-508; effective March 28, 2008.

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