Utah Admin. Code R512-43-8 - Regional Adoption Assistance Committee

Current through Bulletin 2022-07, April 1, 2022

(1) Each region shall establish at least one regional adoption assistance committee.
(2) The regional adoption assistance committee shall be comprised of at least five members, and a minimum of three members must be present for making decisions regarding adoption assistance. Decisions shall be made by consensus.
(3) Members of the committee may include the following:
(a) chairperson;
(b) clinical consultant or casework supervisor;
(c) regional budget officer or fiscal representative;
(d) allied agency representative from agencies such as a community mental health center, private adoption agency, or other agencies within the department;
(e) regional administrator or other staff with relevant responsibilities; and
(f) adoptive or foster parent.
(4) Responsibilities of the regional adoption assistance committee include:
(a) verification that a child qualifies for adoption assistance;
(b) approval for reimbursement of allowable, reasonable non-recurring costs;
(c) approval of level of need and amount of monthly subsidy for initial requests, changes, amendments, and renewals;
(d) approval of supplemental adoption assistance up to $3,000;
(e) extension of adoption assistance up to age 21 for a qualifying child;
(f) renewal of adoption assistance; and
(g) documentation of committee decisions.

Notes

Utah Admin. Code R512-43-8
Amended by Utah State Bulletin Number 2016-11, effective 5/9/2016 Amended by Utah State Bulletin Number 2019-2, effective 12/24/2018 Amended by Utah State Bulletin Number 2019-9, effective 4/8/2019 Amended by Utah State Bulletin Number 2022-07, effective 3/11/2022

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