2006 Michigan Compiled Laws - Act 203 of 1994


FOSTER CARE AND ADOPTION SERVICES ACT

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:

DocumentDescription
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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