Bill Summary for H 630 (2017-2018)

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Apr 6 2017

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View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 630 (Public) Filed Thursday, April 6, 2017
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH SOCIAL SERVICES REGIONAL SUPERVISION AND COLLABORATION; REFORM THE CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM IN THIS STATE; IMPROVE ACCOUNTABILITY AND STATE OVERSIGHT OF THE CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM; REQUIRE WRITTEN AGREEMENTS, CORRECTIVE ACTION, AND STATE INTERVENTION WITH SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENTS; CREATE REGIONAL SOCIAL SERVICE DEPARTMENTS; ESTABLISH A CHILD WELL‑BEING TRANSFORMATION COUNCIL; ESTABLISH A DRIVERS LICENSE PILOT PROJECT; ESTABLISH A PILOT PROGRAM TO AUTHORIZE A WAIVER OF THE EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENT FOR FOSTER PARENTS OF CHILDREN RECEIVING INTENSIVE ALTERNATIVE FAMILY TREATMENT; REDUCE THE TIME FRAME A PARENT HAS TO APPEAL FROM A TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS ORDER; REDUCE THE TIME FRAME FOR LICENSURE APPROVAL REGARDING FOSTER CARE; AND REQUIRE CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICE OBSERVATION BEFORE PHYSICAL CUSTODY OF CHILD MAY BE RETURNED.
Intro. by Boles, Stevens, Rogers, McNeill.

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Amends GS 7A-903.1 by adding the requirement that the county department of social services observe the parent, guardian, custodian, or caretaker from whom the juvenile was removed with the juvenile for at least two successful visits, occurring at least seven days apart, and provide documentation of the successful visits to the court for its consideration, before the county department of social services may recommend return of physical custody of the juvenile to that parent, guardian, custodian, or caretaker. Specifies that a successful visit consists of an observation of no less than one hour with the juvenile or juveniles subject to the abuse, neglect, or dependency present for the duration of each visit.

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