INDIAN CHILD WELFARE AGREEMENT FORM (NEW).

View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 683 (Public) Filed Monday, April 10, 2017
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE DIVISION OF SOCIAL SERVICES IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO DEVELOP A STANDARD FORM TO BE USED TO ESTABLISH AGREEMENTS WITH STATE-RECOGNIZED INDIAN TRIBES ON BEHALF OF INDIAN CHILDREN UNDER THEIR AUTHORITY INVOLVED IN MATTERS OF FOSTER CARE, ADOPTION ASSISTANCE, AND KINSHIP GUARDIANSHIP ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS UNDER TITLE IV-E OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT.
Intro. by C. Graham.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate Action) (Apr 27 2017)

SOG comments (1):

Short and Long Title Changes

House committee substitute to the 1st edition changes the short and long titles. The original titles are as follows:

INDIAN CHILD SERVICES CHANGES.

AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE DIVISION OF SOCIAL SERVICES IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO NEGOTIATE IN GOOD FAITH WITH INDIAN TRIBES AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT REQUEST TO DEVELOP AGREEMENTS TO ADMINISTER PROGRAMS UNDER THE FEDERAL FOSTERING CONNECTIONS TO SUCCESS AND INCREASING ADOPTIONS ACT AND TO REQUIRE THE DIVISION OF SOCIAL SERVICES IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO ADOPT THE FEDERAL INDIAN CHILD WELFARE ACT AS A BEST PRACTICE IN THE PLACEMENT OF ALL INDIAN CHILDREN IN THE STATE, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE 2011 STUDY COMMITTEE TO PRESERVE THE CULTURE AND CUSTOMS OF INDIAN CHILDREN.

Bill History:

H 683

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Apr 26 2017 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Deletes the proposed language added to GS 143B-139.5A and instead provides the following. Directs the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Social Services (Division), to develop a standard form to be used to establish an agreement with any state-recognized Indian tribe who requests an agreement to provide specific actions to be taken on behalf of an Indian child under their authority involved in matters of foster care, adoption assistance, and kinship guardianship assistance programs under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act. Requires the agreement to incorporate similar provisions to apply to state recognized tribes as provided in the federal Indian Child Welfare Act (25 USC 1901, et seq.) applicable to Indian children in federally recognized Indian tribes.

    Requires the Division to consult with representatives of state-recognized tribes and related organizations that represent state recognized tribes in developing the standard form. 

    Directs the Division to submit an interim report to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services by June 30, 2018, providing any resources and actions needed to effectively develop and implement the standard form. Directs the Division to submit a final report including the standard form and any recommendations by December 1, 2018.

    Changes the act's long and short titles.


  • Summary date: Apr 10 2017 - More information

    Amends GS 143B-139.5A to direct the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Social Services, to negotiate with Indian tribes, organizations, and consortia that request the development of an agreement with the State to administer foster care, adoption assistance, and kinship guardianship assistance programs on behalf of Indian children under their authority. Directs the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Social Services, to adopt the federal Indian Child Welfare Act, 25 USC s. 1901 et seq., as a best practice in the placement of all Indian children in foster care or adoption by the Division.


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