CHC 1623     



Art. 1623.  Interstate compact for the placement of children; purpose

NOTE:  Art. 1623 enacted by Acts 2010, No. 893, §1, eff. when the 35th state enacts the Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children

The provisions of this Chapter shall constitute the Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children. The purpose of the compact is to:

A.  Provide a process through which children subject to the compact are placed in safe and suitable homes in a timely manner.

B.  Facilitate ongoing supervision of a placement, the delivery of services, and communication between the states.

C.  Provide operating procedures that will ensure that children are placed in safe and suitable homes in a timely manner.

D.  Provide for the promulgation and enforcement of administrative rules implementing the provisions of the compact and regulating the covered activities of the member states.

E.  Provide for uniform data collection and information sharing between member states under the compact.

F.  Promote coordination between the compact, the Interstate Compact for Juveniles, the Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance, and other compacts affecting the placement of and which provide services to children otherwise subject to the compact.

G.  Provide for a state's continuing legal jurisdiction and responsibility for placement and care of a child that it would have had if the placement were intrastate.

H.  Provide for the promulgation of guidelines, in collaboration with Indian tribes, for interstate cases involving Indian children as is or may be permitted by federal law.

Acts 2010, No. 893, §1.