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Appointment and Duties of Interstate Compact on the

Placement of Children Compact Administrators

Per Article VII, each party state’s governor appoints a Compact Administrator.  The Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services is the designated Administrator of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC), and shall be responsible for coordinating activities under the ICPC and who, acting jointly with like officers of other party jurisdictions, shall have power to promulgate rules and regulations to carry out more effectively the terms and provisions of the ICPC. (Reference: TCA 37-4-201-207)  

The Commissioner of the Department of Children’s Services shall appoint a departmental ICPC Deputy Compact Administrator.  The ICPC Deputy Compact Administrator shall be responsible for administering the day-to-day operations of the Compact; duties that may include but are not limited to:


Monitoring and enforcing compliance with law, policy and procedure;


Implementation of the case management process which includes assignment of referrals which initiates the assessment, forms processing, authorizing decisions regarding placement and implementing other services including closures;


Design and implementation of basic training and orientation on ICPC procedures for all parties involved in the process;


Provision of information, technical assistance, and consultation to all parties involved in the ICPC process;


Maintaining a data collection within the TFACTS, analyzing data and statistics to support the program, provision of reports both state and federal; and,


Advocating for the safe and timely inter-jurisdictional placement of children.

The ICPC Deputy Compact Administrator may be empowered to represent the Compact Administrator.  The Office of the Interstate Compact is the designated central clearing house for all matters regarding inter-jurisdictional or interstate placements subject to compliance with TCA 37-4-201 et seq. and P.L. 109-239 Safe and Timely Placement of Children in Foster Care.

NOTE: Throughout this manual, the term "Compact Administrator" is used to designate both the person appointed pursuant to Article VII and those persons to whom the responsibility for day-to­day operation of the Compact has been administratively designated.

The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children Procedures Manual

Revised: January, 2012                                                                                                                           Page 13

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