|LAWS OF THE 2001 REGULAR SESSION
OF THE SEVENTY-NINTH
GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA
Section 1. Section 237.3, subsection 2, paragraph f, Code 2001, is amended to read as follows:
f. Housing, health, safety, and medical-care policies for children receiving child foster care. The medical care policies shall include but are not limited to both of the following:
(1) If the health records supplied in accordance with the child's case permanency plan to the foster care provider are incomplete, provision for obtaining additional health information from the child's parent or other source and supplying the additional information to the foster care provider.
(2) Provision for emergency health coverage of the child while the child is engaged in temporary out-of-state travel with the child's foster family.
Sec. 2. Section 237.3, Code 2001, is amended by adding the following new subsection:
NEW SUBSECTION. 10. The department shall adopt rules to administer the exception to the definition of child care in section 237A.1, subsection 3, paragraph "m", allowing a child care facility, for purposes of providing respite care to a foster family home, to provide care, supervision, or guidance of a child for a period of twenty-four hours or more who is placed with the licensed foster family home.
Sec. 3. Section 237A.1, subsection 3, Code 2001, is amended by adding the following new paragraph:
NEW PARAGRAPH. m. A child care facility providing respite care to a licensed foster family home for a period of twenty-four hours or more to a child who is placed with that licensed foster family home.
Sec. 4. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Act, being deemed of immediate importance, takes effect upon enactment.
Approved May 2, 2001
Updated: 28-Oct-2001 02:10 PM