DAR File No. 39905
This rule was published in the November 15, 2015, issue (Vol. 2015, No. 22) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Human Services, Child and Family Services
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 39905
Filed: 11/02/2015 10:14:50 AM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
The purpose of this rule modification is to bring the rule in line with current statute and practice.
Summary of the rule or change:
This rule change is intended to make the rule technically correct with current practice.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Section 62A-4a-102
- Section 62A-4a-201
- Section 62A-4a-202
- Section 62A-4a-105
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
There will be no increase in cost or savings to the state budget because these proposed changes do not increase workload that would require additional staff or other costs.
Local governments have no responsibility for services offered by Child and Family Services and are therefore not affected by this rule and will have no fiscal impact.
Small businesses have no responsibility for services offered by Child and Family Services and are therefore not affected by this rule and will have no fiscal impact.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
There is no expected fiscal impact for "persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local government entities" because funding requests for services offered by Child and Family Services come out of already-existing budgets.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
Child and Family Services determined that there will be no compliance costs for affected persons because there are no specific costs involved with the changes being made to this rule.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
This rule will have no fiscal impact on businesses.
Ann Williamson, Executive Director
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:Human Services
Child and Family Services
195 N 1950 W
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Carol Miller at the above address, by phone at 801-557-1772, by FAX at 801-538-3993, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Julene Robbins at the above address, by phone at 801-538-4521, by FAX at 801-538-3942, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
This rule may become effective on:
Brent Platt, Director
R512. Human Services, Child and Family Services.
R512-100. In-Home Services.
R512-100-1. Purpose and Authority.
(1) The purpose of In-Home Services is to
provide services to allow children at risk to remain safely
in their own home, and provide services to facilitate the return
home of children who have been placed in the custody of the
Division of Child and Family Services (Child and Family
(2) In-Home Services are [
designed to maintain children safely in their homes by
helping families alleviate crises. Child and Family Services
provides assistance for developing skills and educational training
in the family home and for connecting the family to community
services and resources to meet the family's needs.]
(3) The components of In-Home Services interventions include:
(a) Case management ,
Skills development and family education,]
(e) Private conversation with one or more of the children
if the children have been substantiated as a victim of abuse or
(4) Pursuant to Sections 62A-4a-105, 62A-4a-201, and 62A-4a-202, Child and Family Services is authorized to provide In-Home Services.
(4)] This rule is authorized by Section 62A-4a-102.
(1) "Child and Family Assessment" defines the
child and family's strengths and needs and provides the
framework from which to access appropriate services, evaluate
progress toward goals, and adjust plans and interventions
(2)] "Child and Family Plan" is
based on the assessment of the child and family's
strengths and needs
[ which will enable them to work toward their
(3) "Child and Family Team" is [
a group that meets as often as needed and works to support
the family and assist them in meeting their needs. This may include
the referent or other concerned individuals identified by the
family as support persons.]
(1) In-Home Services may be provided to families under the following conditions:
(a) A specific threat of harm to the child is present or is
likely to be present and without intervention the protective
capacities of the caregiver cannot safely manage the threat of
harm. (b) Abuse or neglect has occurred but the child is able
to remain safely in the home. (c) A child who is being reunited with their family and
has been in the temporary custody of Child and Family Services
and/or an out-of-home placement with a kinship
caregiver. (d) An adoptive placement may be at risk of disruption or
dissolution and services are needed to maintain the child in the
(2) A family may not [
be accepted] for In-Home Services under the following
(a) A family has the ability to access
resources, supports, and services on their own[
There are no specific threats of harm to the child that are
not managed by the protective capacities of the family.]
(3) In-Home Services may be voluntary or court ordered.
(a) Voluntary services are preferred over court ordered
services. (b) A petition may be filed for court-ordered protective
supervision of the family.]
(4) In-Home Services are available in all geographic regions of the state.
R512-100-5. Service Delivery.
(1) Child and Family Team:
With the family's assistance, a Child and Family Team
shall be established for each family receiving In-Home
(b) At a minimum, the Child and Family Team shall assist
with assessment, Child and Family Plan development, and selection
of permanency goals; oversee progress toward completion of the
Child and Family Plan; and provide input into adaptations to the
Child and Family Plan.]
Child and Family Assessment:]
A written assessment that evaluates the child and
family's strengths and underlying needs is completed for each
family working with Child and Family Services.]
Child and Family Plan:]
Based upon the Child and Family Assessment, each child and
family receiving In-Home Services shall have a written Child and
Family Plan in accordance with Section 62A-4a-205.]
(b) Members of the Child and Family Team
shall assist in [
creating] the Child and Family Plan.
(c) A copy of the completed Child and Family Plan shall be provided to the parent or guardian. If In-Home Services are court ordered, a copy of the Child and Family Plan will be provided to the court, Assistant Attorney General, Guardian ad Litem, and legal counsel for the parent or guardian.
(4) Permanency Goals:
(a) All children receiving In-Home Services shall have a primary permanency goal and a concurrent permanency goal identified by the Child and Family Team.
(b) For court-ordered In-Home Services, both primary and concurrent permanency goals shall be submitted to the court for approval.
(5) Duration of Services:
In-Home Services shall continue until the identified
threats of harm have been managed by decreasing the child
vulnerabilities and/or increasing the protective capacities of the
family, or when the child can no longer safely remain in the
KEY: child welfare
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [
October 13, 2010]
Notice of Continuation: April 8, 2013
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 62A-4a-102; 62A-4a-105; 62A-4a-201; 62A-4a-202
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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Carol Miller at the above address, by phone at 801-557-1772, by FAX at 801-538-3993, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org; Julene Robbins at the above address, by phone at 801-538-4521, by FAX at 801-538-3942, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com. For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Division of Administrative Rules.