10A NCAC 70K .0206 CASE PLAN OR OUT-OF-HOME FAMILY SERVICES AGREEMENT
(a) A residential maternity home shall develop a written case plan or out of home family services agreement within 30 days of a resident's admission to the maternity home. The case plan or out of home family services agreement shall be developed in cooperation with the resident, her parents or guardian or the legal custodian. The case plan or out-of-home family services agreement shall be based upon an assessment of the needs of the resident. The case plan or out-of-home family services agreement shall include:
(1) goals stated in specific, realistic, and measurable terms; and
(2) plans that are action oriented, including specific responsibilities of the resident, the residential maternity home, the parents or guardians, other family members, legal custodians and other agencies that are providing services to the resident.
(b) The case plan or out-of-home family services agreement shall be reviewed within 60 days of placement, the second case plan or out-of-home family services agreement review shall occur within 90 days of the first review and subsequent reviews shall be held every six months. The resident, parents or guardians or legal custodians as well as any individual or agency providing services shall participate in the reviews to determine the resident's progress or lack of progress towards meeting the goals and objectives, and to determine changes that need to be made in the case plan or out-of-home family services agreement.
(c) If the legal custodian is a county department of social services, the residential maternity home, the department of social services, parents or guardian, and resident shall develop a single out-of-home family services agreement. The residential maternity home shall attend court reviews, child and family team meetings, agency reviews and permanency planning action team meetings. The Out-of-Home Family Services Agreement (DSS-5240 or DSS-5241) and the Transitional Living Plan (CARS Plan Review) may serve as the out-of-home family services agreement for the maternity home if the documents reflect input and participation by the maternity home. Maternity homes shall follow the same timeframes for completing these documents as described in Paragraph (b) of this Rule.
History Note: Authority G.S. 131D-1; 143B-153;
Eff. October 1, 2008;
Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. April 5, 2016.