37.50.410 REDUCTION OF THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE
(1) This rule sets the department's specific goal on the maximum number of children receiving assistance under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act (hereinafter referred to as IV-E children) who have been in foster care for 2 or more years.
(2) At the end of each fiscal year the department shall determine what percent of the total number of IV-E children in foster care are IV-E children who have been in foster care for 2 or more years. The department shall calculate the percentage by:
(a) determining the total number of IV-E children in foster care; and
(b) dividing the total number into the number of IV-E children who have been in foster care for 2 or more years.
(3) The department shall strive to reduce the percentage by 2% each fiscal year.
History: Sec. 41-3-1103, 52-1-103, 52-2-111, and 53-4-111, MCA; IMP, Sec. 41-3-1103, 52-2-111, 53-4-111 and 53-4-304, MCA; NEW, 1982 MAR p. 874, Eff. 4/30/82; TRANS, from Dept. of SRS, 1987 MAR p. 1492, Eff. 7/1/87; AMD, 1996 MAR p. 1388, Eff. 5/24/96; TRANS, from DFS, 1998 MAR p. 488.