§4 ch25: Interstate Placements
25.5 ICPC Regulation 1
The purpose of Regulation 1 is to allow an intact family who has a child in their home under Juvenile Court jurisdiction to relocate to another state with the court’s approval. After arriving in the receiving state, the family must meet the licensing and/or approval standards established by the receiving state. Additionally, the receiving state must determine that the placement is in the best interest of the child. If the receiving state determines that placement is no longer suitable, the sending agency will return the child. The receiving state must recognize the license and/or approval from the sending state until a determination is made whether the family meets the receiving state’s standards. Supervision and progress reports shall be provided by the receiving state during the completion of the home study process.
25.5.1 Missouri As The Sending State:
- The placement resource should notify the Children’s Service Worker (CSW) of their relocation to another state as soon as possible.
- The CSW should notify the court by written report of the family’s desire to relocate with a child in Children’s Division’s care and custody.
- The court authorizes approval for the move of the child with the family.
- The CSW completes and submits the ICPC referral packet as set forth in Section 4, Chapter 25.3 Placement of a Missouri Child into Another State.
NOTE: Include three (3) copies of the current approved home study and/or license of the family in the referral packet.
25.5.2 Missouri As The Receiving State:
- The CSW receives the referral from the ICPC Unit.
- The CSW completes the Alternative Care Client form, SS-61, (for relative, foster or adoptive placements) or the Family-Centered Services Case Report form, SS-63, (for a parent placement).
- The CSW should cooperate with the sending state in arranging services for the family.
- Determine with verification from the other state if the child is eligible for Title IV-E and Medicaid.
- Open IV-E and Medicaid if the family was licensed and continues to receive maintenance from the sending state.
- Begin the family assessment as outlined in CWM 4.25.4, Placement of another State’s Child into Missouri. The assessment should be completed within 60 calendar days.
- Maintain services accordingly.