PUBLIC SAFETY AND WELFARE
CHILD DAY CARE, RESIDENTIAL CARE, AND CHILD-PLACING AGENCIES
170-E:52 Foster Parents.
When a child is placed in a foster home pursuant to a juvenile court order:
I. The foster parent shall be treated with consideration and respect.
II. The department of health and human services shall consult with the foster parent prior to the release of the foster parent's address, phone number, or other personally identifying information to the child's parent or guardian.
III. The department of health and human services shall make a representative of the department available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for the purpose of aiding the foster parent in caring for the acute needs of the foster child.
IV. The foster parent shall be given timely notice of scheduled meetings and appointments involving the foster child. The foster parent shall:
(a) Be provided with a written copy of information pertinent to the care of the child.
(b) Receive reasonable notice of any changes to the case plan as related to the child.
(c) Be apprised of the number of times the child has moved from one foster home to another and, as appropriate, the reasons therefor, as related to the child.
(d) Have the ability to request a team meeting to address concerns specific to the child.
V. The foster parent shall be given reasonable notice of any plan to remove a child from the foster home. The notice shall include the reason for the change or termination in placement, provided there is no concern for the safety and welfare of the child.
VI. Pursuant to RSA 169-C:14, the foster parent shall receive notice of all court proceedings, may submit written reports, and, at the court's discretion, may attend such hearings and provide oral reports of the child's behavior, progress, and developmental, educational, and healthcare needs.
Source. 2018, 301:1, eff. Aug. 24, 2018.