Utah Admin. Code R512-43-8 - Regional Adoption Assistance Committee
Current through Bulletin 2022-07, April 1, 2022
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(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:
(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;
(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.