Bill Summary for S 785 (2015-2016)

Summary date: 

Apr 27 2016

Bill Information:

View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
Senate Bill 785 (Public) Filed Wednesday, April 27, 2016
AN ACT TO RECOMMEND VARIOUS CHANGES TO THE STATE'S CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Intro. by Robinson.

View: All Summaries for BillTracking:

Bill summary

Directs the Division of Social Services (Division) to implement the requirements of the federal Program Improvement Plan in order to bring North Carolina into compliance with established national standards for child welfare policy and practices. Directs the Division to submit a report to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services on the implementation and outcomes of implementing the requirements of the Program Improvement Plan. The report is to be submitted semiannually on February 1 and August 1 of each year beginning on August 1, 2016, with a final report due February 1, 2019.

Also directs the Division to develop a statewide strategic plan for Child Protective Services which complements the required federal Program Improvement Plan. States that the strategic plan must at a minimum must address the findings of the NC Statewide Child Protective Services Evaluation as specified.  Requires the plan to be submitted to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee  on Health and Human Services by December 1, 2016.

Further requires the Division to work towards the completion of the child welfare component of the NC Families Accessing Services Through Technology system (NC FAST). To that end the Division must report quarterly to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee  on Health and Human Services on the progress of completing that component, beginning July 1, 2016, and ending with a final report on October 1, 2018. Sets out required components of the quarterly reports, including timelines and progress updates.

© 2021 School of Government The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

This work is copyrighted and subject to "fair use" as permitted by federal copyright law. No portion of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without the express written permission of the publisher. Distribution by third parties is prohibited. Prohibited distribution includes, but is not limited to, posting, e-mailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, installing on intranets or servers, and redistributing via a computer network or in printed form. Unauthorized use or reproduction may result in legal action against the unauthorized user.

Printer-friendly: Click to view