B. Unique Referrals:
TN DCS Custodial Placement: Regulation # 1 Conversion of Intrastate (TN) Placement into Interstate Placement: Relocation of Family Unit Referral:
During the course of an in-state placement, circumstances occur wherein the TN DCS resource moves to another state. Per the permanency plan, the TN DCS custodial child who is currently in a placement with the approved TN DCS resource is to remain in placement with the TN resource as they relocate pending permanency. With the filing of an ICPC Regulation #1 Referral as prescribed below, the child may move with the approved TN resource prior to the issuance of a placement decision by the receiving state ICPC office. The TN resource home will be required to meet the resource home approval and/or licensure in the receiving state for the continued placement of the child, however, supervision/contact with the child and family is implemented within thirty (30) days of receipt of the referral packet/notice of placement Form .
The TN DCS Regional staff will convene the appropriate CFTM prior to the re-location to address the change in placement and document conclusions of the CFTM in TFACTS. The TN DCS Regional PSD/RPS staff, appropriate private agency staff, health unit staff and the child’s GAL will be involved in this CFTM; this meeting may also include education specialists, independent living specialists or other parties as needed.
The TN DCS Regional staff will initiate the ICPC Reg. #1 Referral up to 45 days prior to the date of the re-location. The ICPC Reg. #1 Referral is entered into TFACTS by the TN DCS Regional staff who will assign the ICPC Reg. #1 Referral to the appropriate TN ICPC Administrator/Alternate in the TFACTS system.
One complete copy of the ICPC Reg. # 1 Referral is scanned/e-mailed or mailed to the designated TN ICPC Administrator/Alternate. In limited situations, the TN DCS ICPC Administrator/Alternate may specifically request information to be mailed by “next day mail” to expedite the referral.
The TN DCS Regional staff will maintain a copy of ICPC documents including original documents in the Family Case File per TN DCS Policy .
Concurrently, the TN DCS Regional PSD/RPS staff will document changes in the address and location of the resource home in the TFACTS.
The ICPC Reg. #1 Referral will include the following required documentation:
An accurately completed and signed/dated. This form should contain the new address;
Cover Letter (Per Sample in Appendix B);
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 Interdependent Living Plan or Planned Permanent Living Arrangements ();
Current custody/guardianship order and other pertinent court documents (signed and dated) including previous petitions, custodial orders, the required annual court review
The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children Procedures Manual
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