Effective 1/07, a statutory modification provides temporary placement of a foster child on an emergency basis when the current foster caregiver suddenly becomes unavailable to continue providing care. The new provisions uses the same requirements as for emergency placements when the child is initially taken into protective custody. Immediately following the emergency placement of a child with a relative/NREFM, the county child welfare agency shall evaluate and approve or deny the home for purposes of AFDCâ€“FC eligibility.
Once the emergency is resolved, the county must determine whether the child will remain with the relative/NREFM or be returned to placement with the original caregiver. [Download]