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Act 203 of 1994
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FOSTER CARE AND ADOPTION SERVICES ACT

Act 203 of 1994

AN ACT to establish certain standards for foster care and adoption services for children and their families; and to prescribe powers and duties of certain state agencies and departments and adoption facilitators.


History: 1994, Act 203, Eff. Jan. 1, 1995


© 2009 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

DocumentTypeDescription
Section 722.951SectionShort title.
Section 722.952SectionDefinitions.
Section 722.953SectionPurpose of act.
Section 722.954SectionLicensure as foster parent; orientation as condition to certification; written information to be provided foster parents before placement; confidentiality.
Section 722.954aSectionPlacement of child in supervising agency's care; determination of placement with relative; notification; special consideration and preference to child's relative; documentation of decision; review hearing.
Section 722.954bSectionPermanent placement; 12-month goal; inclusion in directory of children; in-home visits.
Section 722.954cSectionRelease of child's medical records; medical passport; contents; transfer; performance of assessment or psychological evaluation; medical examination.
Section 722.954dSectionAnnual report card.
Section 722.955SectionRegistration of attorney with children's ombudsman; filing of compliance; reregistration; request for removal.
Section 722.956SectionAdoption facilitator; duties; cost.
Section 722.957SectionAdoption facilitator; placement based on age, race, religious affiliation, disability, or income level; participation of parent or guardian in selection of adoptive parent.
Section 722.958SectionRules; training; directory of children available for adoption; registry of adoptive homes; fee for maintaining directory information; foster parent resource centers; pilot project; report.
Section 722.959SectionEffective date.
Section 722.960SectionConditional effective date.