being and permanency until the child has achieved permanency through adoption; reaches the age of majority, becomes self-supporting or is discharged with the written concurrence of the Receiving State ICPC office.
The Receiving State ICPC Administrator is responsible to provide written concurrence to discharge further services to a child under the ICPC if the permanency goal is legal custody returned to parent or legal custody given to relatives or guardianship granted to relatives or others, or the Sending State’s jurisdiction over the child may be terminated. The Receiving State ICPC Administrator will base concurrence upon the recommendations contained in the written progress reports.
All actions that require written concurrence from the Receiving State are subject to Court action on behalf of the child in TN before the TN ICPC Administrator/Alternate can authorize closure of an ICPC instance.
The TN ICPC Administrator/Alternate will forward the concurrence and current Progress Report to the TN DCS Regional staff directing a request for court action.
The TN ICPC Administrator/Alternate will enter the appropriate dates / notice of concurrence in the TFACTS.
Article V. (a) “The sending agency shall retain jurisdiction over the child sufficient to determine all matters in relation to the custody, supervision, care and disposition of the child which it would have had if the child had remained in the sending agency’s state until the child is adopted, reaches majority, becomes self-supporting or is discharged with the concurrence of the appropriate authority in the receiving state. Such jurisdiction shall also include the power to effect or cause the return of the child or its transfer to another location and custody pursuant to law.”
The TN DCS Regional staff will initiate proper action to secure a TN Court order for the return of or transfer of custody; or finalization of an adoption or secure guardianship per TN DCS policy and to dismiss jurisdiction as appropriate.
Copies of all documents are to be retained in the Family Case File per TN DCS Policy . Proper Case disposition will follow the TN DCS RDA or other designated procedures. Closure is documented appropriately in TFACTS. The TN DCS Regional staff will be responsible to enter the child as part of the household in the TFACTS as appropriate.
The TN DCS Regional staff will scan/e-mail or mail to the TN ICPC Administrator the form appropriately documenting court action and pertinent court order, which has been signed and dated to the TN DCS State ICPC office within thirty (30) days of the TN court action.
The TN ICPC Administrator/Alternate will forward the documents to the Receiving State authorizing the closure of the ICPC record. No further services are available under the Compact.
The TN ICPC office will document the date and reason for the closure in the TFACTS; effectively authorizing the closure of the ICPC instance. No further services are available under the Compact.
The TN DCS Regional staff will maintain a secure record and/or dispose of an ICPC record in accordance to appropriate RDA that governs both paper and electronic records.
The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children Procedures Manual
Revised: January, 2012 Page 28