AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE FOSTER CHILDREN'S BILL OF RIGHTS UNDER THE LAWS PERTAINING TO CONTROL OVER CHILD PLACING AND CHILD CARE. Enacted July 23, 2013. Effective July 23, 2013.
Summary date: Jul 25 2013 - View summary
Summary date: Jun 24 2013 - View summary
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Amends GS 131D-10.1, Foster Care Children's Bill of Rights; purpose, providing that the General Assembly promotes the following, among other things, as core elements of the Foster Care Children's Bill of Rights, including (1) the establishment and continued access to a bank and savings account in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations (previously, only provided for establishing of a bank or savings account) and (2) participation in family team, treatment team, court, and school meetings as included parts comprising the meaningful participation of a transition plan for those phasing out of foster care. Provides that violations of GS 131D-10.1(a), subdivisions (1) through (11), the core components of the Foster Care Children's Bill of Rights, cannot be construed to create a cause of action against the State or the Department of Health and Human Services as well as a person or entity providing foster care (previously, only prevented cause of actions against persons or entities providing foster care pursuant to this Article).
Summary date: Apr 10 2013 - View summary
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Deletes proposed GS 131D-10.2A, Foster Care Children's Bill of Rights, and instead incorporates its provisions as subdivisions (1) through (11)undernew subsection (a) of existingGS 131D-10.1. Makesan organizational change todivide existing provisions of this section intosubsections (a) and (b). Makes stylistic changes to subdivisions (1) through (11). Declares that the General Assembly promotes the practices and policies in these subdivisions in the provision of foster care. Provides that a violation of any of these subdivisions does not create a cause of action under this section against a person or entity providing foster care under Article 1A of GS Chapter 131D.
Summary date: Apr 2 2013 - View summary
Enacts new GS 131D-10.2A to declare that it is the policy of the state that the core elements of the Foster Care Children's Bill of Rights include 11 specified items, including right of first priority to be placed in a home with siblings, right to remain enrolled, if possible, in the school the child attended before being placed in foster care, and the right to participate in a transition plan for those phasing out of foster care.