Department for Community Based Services

Standards of Practice Online Manual

10.10 Financial and Medical Responsibility for Kentucky Children Placed Out of State

Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Department for Community Based Services
Division of Protection and Permanency
Standards of Practice Online Manual
Chapter:
Chapter 10-Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children
Effective:
11/1/2012
Section:
10.10 Financial and Medical Responsibility for Kentucky Children Placed Out of State
Version:
1

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Legal Authority/Introduction

LEGAL AUTHORITY: 

DCBS retains financial and medical responsibility for all DCBS children placed out of state, until jurisdiction is terminated with approval from the receiving state (Refer to SOP 10.9 ICPC Case Closure (Termination of Jurisdiction)).

Procedure

The Kentucky SSW:

  1. Completes the ICPC Financial/Medical Plan;
  2. Sends the ICPC Financial/Medical Plan packet to the receiving state, when an out of state placement is being pursued;
  3. Prints the OOHC-1262 Title IV-E Eligibility/Reimbursement Summary form; and
  4. Assures that upon approval/licensure/certification, the appropriate foster care payments for the care of the child are made during the period of the placement.

Practice Guidance 

  • DCBS may pay out of state approved/licensed/certified foster families of Kentucky children at the basic per diem rate.
  • DCBS will not pay a per diem to biological parents or relatives of Kentucky children placed out of state. Kentucky kinship care payments cannot be made to out of state relatives, however, payments can be made to relatives who are approved/licensed/certified for foster care. Some states require relatives to become foster parents.
  • Children are not Title IV-E eligible when they are in the parent or relative’s custody (CJO cases).
 

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