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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:
Section 722.951 Section Short title.
Section 722.952 Section Definitions.
Section 722.953 Section Purpose of act.
Section 722.954 Section Licensure as foster parent; orientation as condition to certification; written information to be provided foster parents before placement; confidentiality.
Section 722.954a Section Placement 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 722.954b Section Permanent placement; 12-month goal; inclusion in directory of children; in-home visits.
Section 722.954c Section Release of child's medical records; medical passport; contents; transfer; performance of assessment or psychological evaluation; medical examination.
Section 722.954d Section Annual report card.
Section 722.955 Section Registration of attorney with children's ombudsman; filing of compliance; reregistration; request for removal.
Section 722.956 Section Adoption facilitator; duties; cost.
Section 722.957 Section Adoption facilitator; placement based on age, race, religious affiliation, disability, or income level; participation of parent or guardian in selection of adoptive parent.
Section 722.958 Section Rules; training; directory of children available for adoption; registry of adoptive homes; fee for maintaining directory information; foster parent resource centers; pilot project; report.
Section 722.959 Section Effective date.
Section 722.960 Section Conditional effective date.