Admission criteria for out-of-home placements: who decides parental fitness?
Out-of-home placement is the least restrictive alternative. 17a-11-7(b)(1);
Appropriate approved treatment program is available. 17a-11-7(b)(2);
There is a “reasonably healthy parent-child relationship, and there is reason to believe that the parent or guardian will continue to maintain a relationship with the child or youth while he is participating in the VS program and will continue to be an active participant in all aspects of the planning and treatment process. 17a-11-7(b)(3).
There is a reasonable expectation that child will return home to the parent or guardian when the case service plan is completed. 17a-11-7(b)(4).