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Financial Support:  Parents or stepparent placements are to be responsible for support of their children if placement is approved.  

Results:  Results of the Expedited Assessment process is documented and recorded on TN DCS Form CS-0682 Expedited Placement Assessment Summary.

Decisions:  All decisions regarding the placement as stated on TN DCS Form CS-0682 Expedited Assessment Summary must conclude with a definitive recommendation if this parental resource is safe and appropriate for the placement of the specific child/ren that are identified in the ICPC referral and the reasons for that recommendation.  In addition, a recommendation as to a time period for continued supervision if placement is approved or a recommendation that custody can be returned or transferred to the parent/guardian with no further supervision and ICPC services closed.    .    

TFACTS:  The TN Resource Home of the parent or stepparent is documented in TFACTS as ICPC, Expedited and with modifications being proposed to TFACTS, further identified as “Parent/Stepparent”.

Resource Home File: The Expedited Placement Assessment documentation is maintained in the Resource Home File per TN DCS Policy 16.23 Resource Home File.  

Documentation for all Expedited Placements Assessments on a TN parent or stepparent must be completed and documented and submitted to the TN DCS ICPC office to execute a decision regarding placement.  

The identified parental/guardian resource must meet the minimum criteria as outlined in this procedure and have their legal options as defined in the referral explained to them.  Due to the nature of placement, waivers of requirements outlined in this procedure are not permitted.  Tennessee DCS Contract Providers may not be assigned to conduct studies on TN parental resources under this procedure.

All decisions regarding the placement as stated at the end of the study must conclude with a definitive statement/recommendation as to whether this parental resource is safe and appropriate for the placement of the specific child/ren that are identified in the ICPC referral and the reasons for the approval or denial.  Furthermore, the conclusion must also include a recommendation as to a time period for continued supervision if placement is approved or if placement is approved, a recommendation that custody can be returned or transferred to the parent /guardian with no further supervision and ICPC services closed.  

Procedures:   

“The appropriate authorities in a state where a child is placed may have full opportunity to ascertain the circumstances of the proposed placement, thereby promoting full compliance with applicable requirements for protection of the child.”  

1.

The Tennessee ICPC State Office is the clearinghouse for all referrals and other documents regarding children subject to compliance with the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children.

2.

All ICPC referrals received from another state which request a study on a parent or guardian are to contain the same minimal documents as outlined in Section 1, A, 11 of this document.  

3.

The TN ICPC State Office reserves the right to request additional or supporting information from the Sending State prior to processing to the appropriate TN DCS Regional Staff.  

The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children Procedures Manual

Revised: January, 2012                                                                                                                           Page 48

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