file will include any original documents or signatures and all supportive documents required under the ICPC, which upon closure, is an official record of ICPC activities to be maintained per TN DCS Records Disposition Authority (RDA) policies.
The TN ICPC Administrator/Alternate maintains a duplicate paper “working” file with copies of all ICPC documents per each child involved in an active ICPC transaction, which upon closure of the ICPC instance is destroyed as outlined in TN DCS RDA policies.
Pending initiation of the Referral and the issuance of a written decision by the Receiving State ICPC Administrator regarding placement of the child with that out-of-state resource, the TN DCS Regional staff is not authorized to place the child across state lines under the ICPC. The TN DCS Regional staff is responsible to maintain the child in an intra-state placement pending determination of appropriateness of the out-of-state resource per the ICPC. Exception to a placement prior to issuance of a written decision by the Receiving State ICPC Administrator regarding an inter-jurisdictional placement may be made under specific provisions outlined in ICPC Regulation #1, Conversion of Intrastate Placement (TN) into Interstate Placement; Relocation of Family Unit (Refer to Section 1, B: Unique Referrals) or under the explicit and limited provisions outlined in a Border Agreement into which the TN DCS has entered (Refer to Appendix: B - Border Agreements).
Unless otherwise specified in or . ICPC Referral packets which involve a child in the custody/guardianship of the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services must contain the following documents as a minimum to be considered complete:
An 100A form accurately completed and signed/dated.
Cover Letter (Per Sample in Appendix B and forms or )
Current as appropriate.
Permanency Plan in TFACTS or form . Either handwritten signed/dated copy or court ratified copy; including any revisions and/or supplemental or supporting plans, such as Independent Living Plan or Planned Permanent Living Arrangements () or Treatment Plan as appropriate.
Current Custody/Guardianship Order and other pertinent court documents (signed and dated) plus previous petitions, custodial order, the required annual Court review for permanency plan (or equivalent) which reaffirms “reasonable efforts” and if appropriate, court documents regarding delinquency adjudications, visitation limitations, termination proceeding and any “no contact orders”.
and appropriate supporting documents. Primary supporting documents to be attached include the or signed and dated written agreement from placement resource to meet the financial and/ or medical needs of the child. Other attachments as applicable may be required including but not limited to , and .
The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children Procedures Manual
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