AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE FOSTER CHILDREN'S BILL OF RIGHTS UNDER THE LAWS PERTAINING TO CONTROL OVER CHILD PLACING AND CHILD CARE.
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).
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