2019 Legislative Session Digest

This is the final installment of the Legislative Update for the 2019 legislative session. This installment contains summaries of select bills of interest or portions of bills that were signed into law in the 2019 legislative session.  Civil Anatomical gifts and … [Read more...]

Department of Child Services

S.E.A. 1, P.L. 210 Effective: July 1, 2019 Amends Ind. Code § 31-9-2-76.5, the definition of long-term foster parent, providing if the foster parent provided foster care and supervision for at least twelve (12) of the most recent months, at least fifteen (15) of … [Read more...]

School materials for juvenile detainees

S.E.A. 29, P.L. 94 July 1, 2019 Adds a new section, Ind. Code § 20-26-5-38 to provide school materials must be provided to a child in a juvenile detention facility for more than seven (7) days or shelter care licensed for more than ten (10) children upon request of … [Read more...]

Child fatality reports

S.E.A. 170, P.L. 98 Effective July 1, 2019 Amends Ind. Code § 31-25-2-24 to provide child fatality reports must be prepared before December 31 each year and as part of the summary, must include whether the child died while in foster care or was returned to the … [Read more...]

Homeless children and youth

S.E.A. 464, P.L. 155 Effective July 1, 2019 Amends Ind. Code § 9-24-3-1 to permit certain representatives of a homeless youth to access, on behalf of the youth, the youth's birth certificate, photo identification, and driver's license without charge or consent of a … [Read more...]

State budget [§§238-239]

H.E.A. 1001, P.L. 108 Effective: July 1, 2019 Beginning October 1, 2019, DCS shall use a per diem model to reimburse community-based providers for providing family preservation services. Adds a new section, Ind. Code § 31-33-8-16 to provide after an investigation by … [Read more...]