1. An agency which provides child welfare services shall establish an organizational structure which ensures that there is a clearly defined and logical hierarchy of authority and responsibility for all matters associated with the administration and operation of its program for child welfare services. The structure must create opportunities for frequent communication between the administrative and policymaking staff and the staff which provides services.
The agency's pattern of organization for its staff which provides services must be designed to facilitate achievement of the program's goals and the objectives of individual plans for services. The agency shall include, as a minimum, the following factors in establishing its structure for the delivery of services:
(a) The assignment of responsibility for the management of cases regarding all the children in any one family under the care of the agency to one member of the staff.
(b) The need for continuity of responsibility for each child and his family throughout the process for the delivery of services. When more than one agency or person is involved in child welfare services for a child, there must be a formal process for the coordination and transfer of services.
(c) The coordination of an agency's efforts to achieve established objectives for the delivery of services to each child and his family.
(d) The creation of opportunities for frequent communication and collaboration between the personnel of the agency and providers of foster care.
3. The policies and procedures of the agency must be in written form.
4. The agency shall establish an internal process for the review of cases to ensure conformity with the law, regulations, and the policies and procedures of the agency. A sample of cases must be reviewed on a quarterly basis. The sample must be representative of all reports of child maltreatment.
Nev. Admin. Code § 432B.070
Welfare Div., Standards for Child Protective Services part Art. II-D, eff. 9-11-87-NAC A by Div. of Child & Fam. Services by R045-02, 7-23-2002