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Enacted Kinship/Guardianship Legislation in Iowa

Department of Human Services

Bill: SB 152; Status: Enacted

Summary: Relates to administrative and planning requirements involving children for whom the Department of Human Services has responsibility under state or federal law. Revises transition planning for older children in foster care who are age 16 or older and approaching adulthood to include health care coverage planning, 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.

Sponsored by Senate Human Resources Committee