Department for Community Based Services

Standards of Practice Online Manual

4.5.10 Service Appeals for Kinship Care Providers or Relative Caregivers

Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Department for Community Based Services
Division of Protection and Permanency
Standards of Practice Online Manual
Chapter:
Chapter 4-Out of Home Care Services (OOHC)
Effective:
4/1/2013
Section:
4.5.10 Service Appeals for Kinship Care Providers or Relative Caregivers
Version:
2

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Legal Authority/Introduction

LEGAL AUTHORITY:

Procedure 

The SSW:

  1. Notifies the caretaker relative of changes in services or notification of case closure; 
  2. Provides the DPP-154A Protection and Permanency Notice of Intended Action to the caretaker relative, prior to or concurrent with a denial of supportive services, a relative placement support benefit or start-up costs, and at least two (2) weeks prior to the case's closure. 

Practice Guidance

  • An administrative hearing or service appeal in accordance with 922 KAR 1:320 may be requested by a caretaker relative denied supportive services, to facilitate the child's placement stabilityl with the kinship caregiver, or start-up costs offered to facilitate a child's adjustment to the new environment with the kinship caregiver, prior to April 1, 2013
  • A kinship caregiver who is dissatisfied with an action or inaction on the part of the Cabinet relating to financial assistance under the kinship care program has the right to a hearing pursuant to 921 KAR 2:055. 
  • A child's relative does not have the right to a service appeal or hearing if SSW denies the child's placement in the relative's home.
 

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