View Amendment Current Amendment: 56 to Bill 5201

Rep. HENDERSON-MYERS proposes the following Amendment No.     to H.5201 as introduced by Ways & Means

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EXPLANATION:

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 38, DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, page 387, paragraph 38.29(A), by striking lines 18-23, and inserting:

/ (A) If a child in foster care has been placed within the same foster home for at least 9 15 consecutive months and if the foster parents are willing to provide permanency through adoption for the child, the department must may obtain an attachment assessment, as defined through rules or regulations promulgated by the agency, of the child and current foster parents before selecting a different adoptive placement or other alternative setting. The attachment assessment must be conducted by a qualified attachment expert. Qualified attachment experts may include individuals who can demonstrate training and or education in attachment theory, developmental psychology, and other qualifications defined through rules or regulations promulgated by the agency. /

Amend totals and titles to conform.