An approval is managed through the TN ICPC Administer/Alternate as defined in G, 1 above; a denial is managed as defined in G, 3 below.
After ninety (90) days from the date of the denial on the initial ICPC 100A, no further reconsideration of that decision can be made. However, nothing precludes the TN DCS Regional staff from requesting a new study.
If the decision for the placement of the child with the designated resource is approved by the Receiving State ICPC Administrator on the ICPC 100A, TN ICPC Administrator/Alternate will:
Enter the approval/approval date in TFACTS;
Scan/e-mail the ICPC 100A approving the placement and the study or report which documents the study process and approval to the TN DCS Regional staff.
The TN DCS Regional staff will maintain the ICPC 100A approving the placement and the study or report in the case record. Approvals for placements under the ICPC are valid for a period of six (6) months commencing from the date of the signature of the Receiving State ICPC Administrator;
The TN DCS Regional staff will determine whether or not to use the approved placement, pursuant to the family permanency plan.
If the placement resource is approved and the TN DCS Regional staff has determined that the placement will not be used or can not be utilized within the 6 month time frame:
The TN DCS Regional staff will scan/email to the TN ICPC Administrator/Alternate a completed which specifies that the “approved placement will not be used”.
The TN DCS Regional staff will retain a copy of the ICPC 100B in the ICPC Portion of the Family Case File per TN DCS Policy .
The TN DCS Regional PSD/RPS staff will take required steps per or to close the “pending” resource home.
TN ICPC Administrator/Alternate will authorize the closure of the ICPC instance in the TFACTS and will notify the Receiving State ICPC Administrator in writing that the “Approved Placement will not be Used.” No placement or further services are authorized under the ICPC.
If the placement resource is approved and the TN DCS Regional staff has determined to utilize that specific placement within the six (6) month time frame:
The TN DCS Regional staff will convene the appropriate CFTM prior to placement.
The CFTM is to include pertinent in-state and out-of-state parties, including Regional PSD/RPS staff, GAL, CWBC, the out-of state placement resource and the receiving state assigned case manager/supervisor.
The CFTM will address responsibilities for the placement of the child that includes, but not limited to:
Notifying appropriate parties;
Securing records necessary to enroll the child in school in the receiving state, or secure temporary financial/medical assistance including supply of climate appropriate clothing and/or prescription medications pending securing a vendor in the receiving state;
The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children Procedures Manual
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