2006 Michigan Compiled Laws - Act 203 of 1994


Act 203 of 1994

AN ACT to establish certain standards for foster care and adoption services for children and their families; and to prescribe powers and duties of certain state agencies and departments and adoption facilitators.

History: 1994, Act 203, Eff. Jan. 1, 1995

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section 722.951Short title.
Section 722.952Definitions.
Section 722.953Purpose of act.
Section 722.954Licensure as foster parent; orientation as condition to certification; written information to be provided foster parents before placement; confidentiality.
Section 722.954aPlacement of child in supervising agency's care; determination of placement with relative; documentation of decision; review hearing.
Section 722.954bPermanent placement; 12-month goal; inclusion in directory of children; in-home visits.
Section 722.954cRelease of child's medical records; medical passport; contents; transfer; performance of assessment or psychological evaluation; medical examination.
Section 722.954dAnnual report card.
Section 722.955Registration of attorney with children's ombudsman; filing of compliance; reregistration; request for removal.
Section 722.956Adoption facilitator; duties; cost.
Section 722.957Adoption facilitator; placement based on age, race, religious affiliation, disability, or income level; participation of parent or guardian in selection of adoptive parent.
Section 722.958Rules; training; directory of children available for adoption; registry of adoptive homes; fee for maintaining directory information; foster parent resource centers; pilot project; report.
Section 722.959Effective date.
Section 722.960Conditional effective date.

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