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b)

ICPC Referral Withdrawn:   The Sending State may determine to withdraw the request for a study on the TN resource based on the information in the status report.  The Sending State will execute an ICPC 100B, Interstate Compact Report on the Child’s Placement Status (CS-0523) advising that the “Referral Withdrawn” prior to completion of the study.  Upon receipt, the TN ICPC Administrator/Alternate will document the Withdrawal in TFACTS and authorize the closure of the ICPC instance as “Referral Withdrawn.”  No further services authorized under the ICPC.  

c)

Defer Placement pending Approval: The Sending State may determine to defer the placement pending approval and will provide written notice of their 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 100B is required for a notice of intent to defer placement.

12.

A decision (approval/denial) as a result of home study/evaluation conducted on a TN placement resource (parent, relative, kin, foster/adoptive resource) pursuant to an ICPC referral is both generic and child-specific.  The report or study documents the reasons for the decision regarding the resource home including addressing any exceptions or waivers noted, identify the general characteristics of the home, specify financial/medical and other service supports which may be needed to support a placement, and document the reasons for the decision regarding the specific child and their placement into the TN resource.  The study is signed and dated by appropriate TN DCS Regional PSD/RPS staff or study preparer and supervisor(s) as designated in policy or standards.

13.

All relative resources including those TN resources identified pursuant to an ICPC Referral from another state on a custodial child must meet all initial and continuing requirement/qualifications as any TN DCS resource per TN DCS policies 16.3 Desired Characteristics of Resource Parents and 16.4 Resource Home Approval and 16.20 Expedited Custodial Placements. The ICPC Resource Home is considered as a TN DCS Regional resource home and properly entered as a Resource Home Listing in the TFACTS by the TN DCS Regional PSD/RPS staff.  The ICPC Resource Home may be considered as a placement resource under the provisions of the Department’s Unified Placement Plan and is subject to review and monitor under D-RHET and RHET protocols.  

14.

All relative resources including TN resources identified pursuant to an ICPC Referral from another state on a custodial child who do not meet qualifications as a TN DCS Regional Resource home and/ or are denied as a TN DCS Regional Resource Home resource are to be listed in the Resource Home Listing in the TFACTS by the TN DCS Regional PSD/RPS staff. The ICPC Resource Home is not to be considered for placement of children in the custody/guardianship under the Department’s Unified Placement Plan.  A denial of the ICPC relative resource under this section will automatically constitute a denial of the specific child or children for placement pursuant to the ICPC.  The TN DCS Regional PSD/RPS Staff or study preparer is responsible to notify the proposed resource home in writing of the reasons for the denial, and to include information regarding pertinent appeal processes as specified in TN DCS Policies 16.7 Resource Family Recruitment and Retention,16.20 Expedited Custodial Placements, and Protocol for Resolution of Disagreements and/or Conflicts between Resource Parents and DCS as appropriate.       

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If the study or report does not recommend placement of the specific custodial child identified in the ICPC, the reasons for that denial of that specific child must be included in the study or report narrative, which is produced on TN DCS letterhead or form or other designated form.  The TN DCS Regional PSD/RPS Staff or study preparer is responsible to provide the reasons for their determination to deny the placement of the specific child with the resource and to inform the resource of pertinent appeal processes as specified in TN

The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children Procedures Manual

Revised: January, 2012                                                                                                                           Page 34

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