Admin. Code tit. 7, § 56.350
7. Health and Social Services
4. Children's Services and Juvenile Justice
56. Child Placement Agencies
4. Services Related to the Decision to Place a Child
7 AAC 56.350.
Emergency and respite placement.
(a) In emergency situations necessitating immediate foster or residential care,
the agency shall
give first consideration to placing a non-Indian child with an
extended family member;
in the case of an Indian child, follow the placement
of 25 U.S.C. 1915, and
initiate the intake evaluation required by 7 AAC 56.320 and
development of the service plan required by 7 AAC 56.340
within one week of placement.
In a respite care placement an agency shall give consideration
to continuity for the child, including placement with a family
member or placement with a foster or residential facility specializing
in respite care or special services that meet the needs
of the child.
At or before the child's placement under emergency or respite
conditions, an agency shall identify any immediate and specific needs
of the child being placed, including therapeutic or medical needs,
that will not be met by the family member or
established foster or residential care services, and the plan for
meeting those needs.
The evaluation and service plan required by (a)(3) of this
section must be completed within 30 days of placement. Upon
completion of the evaluation and service plan, the agency shall
review the child's current placement setting and shall transfer the
child, if necessary, to a more appropriate placement setting in
accordance with the service plan.
In an emergency situation an agency may place a child
immediately in an applicant's home for a foster home licensure
if the provisions of 7 AAC 56.560(e) are met and
the agency determines that it is in the child's best
interest to place the child in the applicant's home.
1/1/2001, Register 156)