§2 ch4: Investigation Response
4.3.7 Out-of-Home Care Providers
Out-of-home care providers are investigated by the Out-of-Home Investigation (OHI) Unit. Out-of-home care providers are those individuals or agencies who exercise care, custody and control or supervise a child for all or part of a twenty-four hour day in a facility which provides for the care, treatment and/or education of children, including:
- Child Care Home/Center
- Nursery School
- Residential Treatment Center
- Group Home
- Foster Parents
- Division of Youth Services (DYS) Facility
- Juvenile Court Facility
- Department of Mental Health (DMH) Facility
- Public, Private and Parochial School
- Health Care Facility
NOTE: For the purposes of this section, all licensed facilities, contractual facilities, exempt, and approved homes are considered out of home.
Typically, a report that involves an out-of-home care provider will be initially screened and assigned directly to the OHI Unit by CANHU, and a courtesy alert sent to the county. However, if during the course of a regular investigation the worker becomes aware of a provider status indicated above of the alleged perpetrator, staff should contact the CANHU immediately to determine if re-assignment to the OHI Unit is warranted.
Chapter Memoranda History: (prior to 1/31/07)