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Pending Education Legislation in Iowa

Administrative and Planning Requirements

Bill: HSB 112; Status: Pending

Summary: Establishes that when a child is 16 years of age or older, a written transition plan of services to assist the child in transitioning from foster care into adulthood must be developed. Some of the areas to be addressed in the transition plan include health care coverage, opportunities to have a mentor, and education and housing assistance. Requires documentation of the educational stability of the child while in foster care. Mandates the department to send a notice to all adult relatives of the child in custody explaining their options to provide care for the child.

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