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.
Senate amendment makes the following change to the 3rd edition.
Adds an additional member to the Social Services Regional Supervision and Collaboration Working Group, being a representative from the Association of North Carolina County Social Services Directors, appointed by the President of the Association.
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