(a)  Upon receipt of the social study and related information, the division of social services will make a decision regarding approval for Maternity Home Funds and the recommended type of living arrangement based on individual circumstances.  Notice of action taken will be promptly communicated to the county department of social services or to the private adoption agency submitting the application with a copy routed to the applicable maternity home, if maternity home care is the approved living arrangement.

(b)  County departments of social services and private adoption agencies will submit a designated voucher form to the family services section of the state division of social services when the client is admitted to the approved living arrangement; and if the approved living arrangement is other than a maternity home, a copy of the written agreement negotiated with the individual responsible for maintaining the living arrangement.

(c)  One check will be written each month for each approved living arrangement as appropriate identifying the names of the clients to whom the payment should be credited.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B‑153;

Eff. April 1, 1978;

Amended Eff. January 1, 1983.