AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO ADOPT RULES ADDRESSING SUBSTANCE EXPOSED NEWBORN CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES CASES.
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition. Makes clarifying changes to new GS 7B-300A. Deletes the use of the term, "special population."
Directs county departments of social services to follow rules adopted by the Department of Health and Human Services (was, use the policies developed from time to time by the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Social Services) regarding the development of protection plans for substance-exposed newborns. Also directs county departments of social services to use structured decision-making tools and family services agreement pursuant to rules adopted by the Department of Health and Human Services, to ensure the well-being of the newborn and a safe living environment for the newborn.
Directs the Department of Health and Human Services to adopt rules to implement this act.
Amends the long and short title of this act.
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