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Rule Title: FOSTER CARE SUPPORT SERVICES, DEFINITIONS
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Department: PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF
Chapter: FOSTER CARE SERVICES AND GUARDIANSHIP SERVICES
Subchapter: Foster Care Support Services
 
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37.50.502    FOSTER CARE SUPPORT SERVICES, DEFINITIONS

For the purposes of this rule, the following definitions apply:

(1) "Foster child" means any person under the age of 18 years, without regard to sex or emancipation, who has been placed in a licensed youth foster home.

(2) "Foster care support services" means a diaper allowance, clothing allowance, respite care allowance, or other special need allowance paid on behalf of a foster child who has a documented need for such foster care support services.

(3) "Diaper allowance" means payments made on behalf of a foster child for diapers subject to the conditions and limitations set forth in ARM 37.50.505.

(4) "Clothing allowance" means payments made on behalf of a foster child for clothing subject to the conditions and limitations set forth in ARM 37.50.506.

(5) "Supplemental services allowance" means payments made on behalf of a foster child who requires educationally related services or equipment which is not available from any other source. Special needs include any documented special requirements necessary for the foster child, subject to the conditions and limitations set forth in ARM 37.50.510.

(6) "Respite care allowance" means payments made on behalf of a foster child for assistance necessary to provide foster parents with relief from the daily care requirements of foster children whose mental or physical condition requires special or more intense care. Respite care allowances are subject to the conditions and limitations set forth in ARM 37.50.511.

History: Sec. 41-3-1103, 53-2-201 and 53-4-111, MCA; IMP, Sec. 41-3-1103 and 53-4-111, MCA; NEW, 1985 MAR p. 1021, Eff. 7/26/85; TRANS, from SRS, 1987 MAR p. 1653, Eff. 7/1/87; AMD, 1993 MAR p. 1505, Eff. 7/16/93; AMD, 1993 MAR p. 2528, Eff. 10/29/93; TRANS, from DFS, 1998 MAR p. 488.


 

 
MAR Notices Effective From Effective To History Notes
10/29/1993 Current History: Sec. 41-3-1103, 53-2-201 and 53-4-111, MCA; IMP, Sec. 41-3-1103 and 53-4-111, MCA; NEW, 1985 MAR p. 1021, Eff. 7/26/85; TRANS, from SRS, 1987 MAR p. 1653, Eff. 7/1/87; AMD, 1993 MAR p. 1505, Eff. 7/16/93; AMD, 1993 MAR p. 2528, Eff. 10/29/93; TRANS, from DFS, 1998 MAR p. 488.
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