Fostering Connections Resource Center

Maine's health coordination efforts

Maine's state policies mirror the health oversight and coordination plan under P.L. 110-351.  For instance, the state requires that all children in foster care receive a health assessment within 72 hours of placement. Maine has just initiated a contract with Schaller and Anderson Medical Associates to ensure every foster child receives a primary care physician and that it is documented in the child's record. Every child in foster care also receives a medical passport that travels with them throughout their stay in care.  Read more.


The Fostering Connections Resource Center gratefully acknowledges the National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrators for providing these summaries of state approaches. Please visit NAPCWA for the complete implementation summary.

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