ICPC referral for placement in a Licensed facility must contain a cover letter, ICPC 100A, documentation of sending agent’s authority to plan for the child and be financially responsible for the child during the period of placement and a copy of the letter of acceptance from the licensed facility. (Reference: TCA 71-3-501 et seq.)
Approval for the placement into a licensed facility is based upon the licensure status of that facility remaining in good standing.
Licensure Authorities: Department of Children’s Services, Mark Anderson, Director, Telephone: (615) 532-5640 (Office)
Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Determination, James Jones, Telephone: (615) 532-2918
Eligibility continues for foster care and subsidized guardianship and subsidized adoptive placement. Identification and enrollment of providers is required. COBRA requirements are in effect for all eligible Title IV-E/Adoption Assistance foster care and adoptive placements and for adopted children who are receiving state adoption assistance payments for medical and/or rehabilitation conditions into and out of Tennessee.
Foster parents moving from Tennessee with a foster child are expected to continue to provide care at Tennessee rates. With approval of the Director, Adoptions and Foster Care, the rates of the receiving state may be paid for care in foster home or facility originating in the receiving state. Current TN DCS foster rates are located on TN DCS Intranet: or call 1-877-327-5437 or on the APHSA/AAICPC Tennessee State Web Page access.
: Rates are established by the administrative body for each service.
Useful Telephone Numbers:
(1-800-237-0004) Tennessee DCS has a 24-7 state- wide child abuse hotline. This number is used to report child abuse and neglect . Direct all other calls to the appropriate county office.
Contact the TN DCS county/or Regional office directly. Directory located on TN DCS Internet:
: (615-532-5634) Vicki Davis E-mail:
(615 532-5640) Mark Anderson, Director E-mail:
(615) 532-2918 James Jones, E-mail:
(615) 741-9856. Sherry Bolden Rivers, Deputy Compact Administrator. E-mail:
: (615) 741-8489 or (615) 532-5619
The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children Procedures Manual
Revised: January, 2012 Page 11