Defer Placement pending Approval: Written notice may be scanned/e-mailed or mailed by the TN DCS Regional staff to the TN DCS ICPC Administrator/Alternate in the TN DCS State ICPC office within that fourteen (14) day period. The notice identifies the child, DOB, name/address of the placement resource in the Receiving State along with a statement of intent to defer the placement of the child with the proposed placement until additional information has been secured on the resource and a decision issued under the ICPC. No ICPC 100B is required for a notice of intent to defer placement.
The designated TN DCS Regional staff will maintain a copy of ICPC documents in the Family Case File per TN DCS Policy .
Article III (d) “The appropriate public authorities in the receiving state shall notify the sending agency, in writing to the effect that the proposed placement does not appear contrary to the interest of the child. “
If the decision for the placement of the child with the designated resource is denied by the Receiving State ICPC Administrator on the ICPC 100A, TN ICPC Administrator/Alternate will:
enter the denial/denial date in TFACTS and authorize the closure of the ICPC instance as “placement denied”.
Scan/e-mail the ICPC 100A denying the placement and the study or report which documents the reasons for denial to the appropriate TN DCS Regional staff.
The TN DCS Regional staff will retain a copy of that ICPC 100A and study or report in the ICPC portion of the Family Case file in accordance to TN DCS Policy .
The TN DCS Regional PSD/RPS staff will take required steps per D-RHET or RHET to close the “pending” resource home.
The TN State ICPC record will be closed “Placement denied” and destroyed pursuant to TN DCS RDA.
Reconsideration of an ICPC denial by Sending State: TN DCS Regional staff may request reconsideration of a denial within ninety (90) days from the date of the denial on the ICPC 100A. The request can be with or without a new home study.
Request reconsideration without a new study: Upon completion of a CFTM, TN DCS Regional staff may request the receiving state to reconsider the denial of the placement of the child with the placement resource by submitting to the TN ICPC Office Administrator/Alternate by scan/e-mail , a cover letter which includes an explanation for the request for reconsideration, along with a new ICPC 100A and documentation of new evidence or corrected conditions to be reviewed or re-examined and considered by the Receiving State. Subsequent to the submission of the request to the TN ICPC Office Administrator/Alternate, the TN DCS Regional staff will enter a new ICPC instance into TFACTS. Additionally, the TN DCS Regional PSD/RPS staff will re-open or enter the proposed ICPC resource home into TFACTS as a pending inquiry with the resource home type “DCS Resource Home” and sub-type “ICPC”.
The Receiving State ICPC office has sixty (60) calendar days from the date the formal request for reconsideration of a denial has been received from the sending State to issue a decision to uphold or reverse the denial previously issued. That decision will be documented by the Receiving state on via a transmittal letter and the ICPC 100A.
The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children Procedures Manual
Revised: January, 2012 Page 24