Contract between foster care agency and provider of foster care required in certain circumstances
(a)Allow the provider of foster care to change its affiliation with the foster care agency or to terminate its affiliation with the foster care agency and become affiliated with a different foster care agency.
(b)Specify the type of foster home and related services that the provider of foster care will provide on behalf of the foster care agency, including, without limitation, the services that each party agrees to provide for foster children, biological families and foster families.
(c)Specify the financial responsibilities of each party, including, without limitation, payment for both foster care and for any other expenses or services rendered, including, without limitation, providing clothing for children in its care.
(d)Waive the right of the provider of foster care to confidentiality relating to any investigations for licensing or child protective services and allow the agency which provides child welfare services and the licensing authority to share any related information about an investigation with the foster care agency after the investigation is completed.
(e)State how emergencies which occur during and outside regular business hours will be handled.
(f)Require arrangements to be made for foster children to have visitation with their biological families.
(g)Describe expectations which ensure that children will receive appropriate medical, dental, mental health, psychological and psychiatric treatment, including, without limitation, how transportation will be provided.
(h)Require the provider of foster care to adhere to the provisions of this chapter and the regulations adopted pursuant thereto relating to licensing.
(i)State that the parties agree that the licensing authority maintains the responsibility to protect the best interests of each child, which may include removing a child from the placement with the provider of foster care if the licensing authority determines that removal is in the best interests of the child.
(j)Include the acknowledgment by the parties of any provisions determined to be appropriate by the licensing authority.
2.The foster care agency, upon request, shall make each such contract available to the licensing authority within a reasonable period after receiving its request.
Section 424.205 — Contract between foster care agency and provider of foster care required in certain circumstances; contents.,