Within three (3) business days of the Tennessee Court’s signature/date on the ICPC Regulation #7 Expedited Placement Decision Order, the TN DCS Regional staff will enter an ICPC Regulation #7 Expedited Placement Decision Referral into TFACTS and assign the referral to the designated TN DCS ICPC Administrator/Alternate.
Upon receipt of the ICPC Regulation #7 Expedited Placement Decision Referral, the designated TN DCS ICPC Administrator/Alternate will submit the complete request for the assessment and for any provisional placement decision to the receiving State ICPC Compact Administrator and request a provisional placement decision be issued within seven (7) business days and/or an expedited decision be issued no later than twenty (20) business days from the date the referral is received.
Concurrent with the entry of the ICPC Regulation #7 Expedited Placement Decision Referral into TFACTS, the TN DCS Regional staff will scan/e-mail the ICPC Regulation #7 Expedited Placement Decision Referral to the designated TN ICPC Administrator/Alternate.
The TN DCS Regional staff is responsible to maintain a copy of ICPC documents including those with original signatures in the Family Case File per TN DCS Policy .
Concurrent with the submission of the ICPC Regulation #7 Expedited Placement Decision Referral by the TN DCS Regional PSD/RPS staff will enter the proposed ICPC resource home into the TFACTS as a pending inquiry with the resource home type “DCS Resource Home” and sub-type “ICPC”. Subsequently, the TN DCS Regional PSD/RPS staff will follow the necessary steps for approving the ICPC resource home in the TFACTS.
The ICPC Reg. #7 Expedited Placement Decision Referral will include the following required documentation:
accurately completed and signed/dated;
Cover Letter (Per Sample in Appendix B) and ;
Form in lieu of Functional Assessment/Family Permanency Plan Educational Passport/ TFACTS Health Summary; if not available (* - see h, and I below);
ICPC Regulation #7 Expedited Placement Decision Order;
Current custody/guardianship order and other pertinent court documents (signed and dated) including previous petitions, custodial orders, the required annual court review for family permanency plan which reaffirms “reasonable efforts” and if appropriate, court documents regarding delinquency adjudications, visitation limitations, termination proceedings 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 documents may include .
The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children Procedures Manual
Revised: January, 2012 Page 19