2021 Wyoming Statutes
Title 14 - Children
Chapter 13 - Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard
Section 14-13-104 - Obligations of the Department of Family Services.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 14-13-104 (2021)

14-13-104. Obligations of the department of family services.

(a) As a condition of certification for foster care, the department shall require the implementation of standards and training meant to assure compliance with the reasonable and prudent parent standard. To meet this requirement, the department shall provide information and education concerning:

(i) The developmental stages of the child's cognitive, emotional, physical and behavioral capacities;

(ii) Whether to allow a child to engage in extracurricular, enrichment, cultural or social activities including sports, field trips and overnight activities lasting one (1) day or longer; and

(iii) The signing of permission slips and arranging transportation for the child to and from extracurricular, enrichment, cultural and social activities.

(b) At certification and recertification reviews, the department shall verify that caregivers providing out-of-home placement promote and protect the ability of a child to participate in age appropriate or developmentally appropriate activities and experiences.

(c) The department shall develop standards and a process by which individuals employed by facilities providing out-of-home placements are designated to make decisions for children under the reasonable and prudent parent standard.

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