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21.

 The TN ICPC Administrator/Alternate is the authorizing agent for the State of Tennessee to issue the written notice of the decision regarding the placement of a child into TN on the ICPC Form 100A, Interstate Compact Placement Request, Section IV.  Once the TN DCS Regional PSD/RPS staff has filed the completed study and properly established the Resource Home in TFACTS, the TN ICPC Administrator/Alternate will issue the decision.  No study or report alone is valid for an interstate placement under the ICPC without a properly signed ICPC 100A, Interstate Compact Placement Request.  No study or report will be submitted directly to the Sending State ICPC Administrator or to local sending state agent by any means or mode without express permission of the TN ICPC Administrator/Alternate.

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The TN DCS Resource Home approved as the result of an ICPC referral will remain active on the Regional level in the TFACTS and available under the Region’s Unified Placement Plan. The TN DCS Regional PSD/RPS staff is responsible to provide periodic monitoring of the resource home as required by TN DCS policy, i.e., quarterly if no child is in placement or monthly if a child is placed; file and maintain reports on the resource home in the appropriate file, etc.

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The ICPC instance in the TFACTS will be assigned by the Regional TC or TL to the TN State ICPC Administrator/Alternate who will maintain the ICPC instance active until issuance of a decision by the Sending State as to whether the approved placement will be used or closure is authorized.    

D.  Decision:

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. “

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TN ICPC Administrator/Alternate will issue a decision on the ICPC Form 100A, Interstate Compact Placement Request and submit notice of the decision to the Sending State ICPC Administrator.  TN ICPC Administrator/Alternate will notify the TN DCS Regional PSD/RPS staff or appropriate party by scanning/e-mailing a copy of the TN ICPC transmittal and the ICPC Form 100A Interstate Compact Placement Request. TN ICPC Administrator will enter the decision into the TFACTS.  

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If placement is denied, TN ICPC Administrator/Alternate will deny the ICPC Form 100A and notify both the Receiving State and the TN DCS Regional PSD/RPS, or appropriate party.  TN ICPC will authorize the closure of the ICPC instance in the TFACTS as “placement denied.”  No further services are available under the ICPC for this child.  The TN DCS Regional PSD/RPS staff or appropriate party is to retain a copy of the ICPC Form 100A and the study/report results in the Family Case File per TN DCS Policy 31.5 Organization of Family Case Files.    

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If the placement of the child is denied under the ICPC, the TN DCS Resource Home can remain open and available in the TFACTS pursuant to the Region’s Unified Recruitment and Retention Plan.  The utilization of and disposition of the Resource Home and the Resource Home Case File will be in accordance to TN DCS policy and the responsibility of the Region.    

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If placement is approved, TN ICPC Administrator/Alternate will approve the ICPC Form 100A and notify both the Sending State ICPC office and the TN DCS Regional PSD/RPS staff that the placement is authorized.  Copies of the ICPC Form 100A and the study or report will be forwarded by mail or scan/e-mail to the Sending State ICPC administrator and the TN DCS Regional PSD/RPS staff who will maintain a copy of the ICPC 100A

The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children Procedures Manual

Revised: January, 2012                                                                                                                           Page 36

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