Utah Admin. Code R512-310-3 - Highlights

Current through Bulletin 2022-07, April 1, 2022

(1) A child who comes into out-of-home care may participate in age-appropriate activities for the child's emotional well-being and development of valuable life-coping skills.
(2) Child and Family Services shall make efforts to normalize the lives of children in the custody of Child and Family Services and to empower a caregiver to approve or disapprove a child's participation in activities based on the caregiver's own assessment using a reasonable and prudent parent standard, without prior approval of Child and Family Services.
(3) Child and Family Services shall allow a caregiver to make important decisions, similar to the decisions that a parent may make, regarding the child's participation in activities.
(4) Child and Family Services will verify that private agencies providing out-of-home placement under contract with Child and Family Services promote and protect the ability of a child to participate in age-appropriate activities.
(5) A caregiver is not liable for harm caused to a child in an out-of-home placement if the child participates in an activity approved by the caregiver, provided that the caregiver has acted in accordance with a reasonable and prudent parent standard.
(6) Child and Family Services will provide training to caregivers and providers regarding how to use and apply the reasonable and prudent parent standard.

Notes

Utah Admin. Code R512-310-3
Adopted by Utah State Bulletin Number 2014-21, effective 10/8/2014 Amended by Utah State Bulletin Number 2016-3, effective 1/7/2016 Amended by Utah State Bulletin Number 2022-07, effective 3/11/2022

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