HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2222

TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE, 2014

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to child protection.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Section 587A-10, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"[[]587A-10[]] Relatives; foster placement. (a) The department shall provide the child's relative an application to be the child's resource family within fifteen days of the relative's request to provide foster placement for the child. If the application is submitted and denied, the department shall provide the applicant with the specific reasons for the denial and an explanation of the procedures for an administrative appeal.

(b) The department and authorized agencies shall make reasonable efforts to identify and notify all relatives of the child within thirty days after assuming foster custody of the child.

(c) Following the placement of a child with a resource family, the department shall visit the child at the resource family home at least once per month until:

(1) The child's adoption is finalized;

(2) The child's legal guardianship is finalized;

(3) The child reaches eighteen years of age; or

(4) As otherwise ordered by the court."

SECTION 2. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Child Protective Act; Minors; Foster Family

 

Description:

Requires DHS to visit children placed in resource families at least once per month.

 

 

 

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