DAR File No. 39956
This rule was published in the December 15, 2015, issue (Vol. 2015, No. 24) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Human Services, Child and Family Services
Out-of-Home Services, Foster Parent Reimbursement of Motor Vehicle Insurance Coverage for Youth in Foster Care
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 39956
Filed: 11/23/2015 12:58:36 PM
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 31A-22-302
- Section 41-12a-301
- Section 62A-4a-102
- Section 31A-22-304
- Section 62A-4a-121
- Section 53-3-211
- Section 78A-6-105
- 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.
R512-309. Out-of-Home Services, Foster Parent Reimbursement of Motor Vehicle Insurance Coverage for Youth in Foster Care.
R512-309-1. Purpose and Authority.
(1) The purpose of this rule is to establish parameters and a process in which Child and Family Services may, within amounts appropriated for this specific purpose, reimburse a foster parent for providing owner's or operator's security covering a youth in foster care's operation of a vehicle if the youth is in the legal custody of Child and Family Services.
(2) Section 62A-4a-121 provides Child and Family Services the authority to provide reimbursement to a foster parent who is willing to provide motor vehicle insurance for a youth in their care to operate a motor vehicle.
(3) This rule is authorized by Section 62A-4a-102.
(1) The following terms are defined for the purposes of this rule:
(a) "Child and Family Services" means the Division of Child and Family Services.
(b) "Foster parent" means a
licensed resource family, also known as a licensed foster family,
and may also include a [
licensed ]kinship provider
. Foster parent does not include a group
home or residential facility that provides Out-of-Home Services
under contract with Child and Family Services.
(c) "Guardianship" has the same meaning as defined in Section 78A-6-105.
(d) "Minor" has the same meaning as defined in Section 53-3-211.
(e) "Owner's or operator's security" is described in Section 41-12a-301.
R512-309-3. Eligibility Requirements.
(1) The child has been placed in the home of a foster parent who is receiving a foster care maintenance payment from Child and Family Services.
(2) Obtaining a driver[
's] license is an objective of the Child and
Family Plan that has been developed for the youth with Transition
to Adult Living Services.
(3) The foster parent is willing to assume
the responsibility for signing as the responsible adult for a youth
in foster care to receive a driver[
's] license under Section 53-3-211.
(a) The foster parent is willing to provide the minimum insurance coverage for the youth as described in Section 31A-22-304.
(b) The foster parent will sign a liability waiver in case they do not sustain the automobile insurance.
(c) The foster parent will ensure that the vehicle in which they have insured the youth is in good operating condition.
(4) The foster parent has full knowledge
that by signing to be that responsible adult, the foster parent is
jointly and severally liable with the minor for civil compensatory
damages caused by the minor when operating a motor vehicle upon the
highway as provided under [
Subs]ection[ s] 53-3-211[ (2) and (4)].
(a) The foster parent's liability may not exceed the greater of the minimum liability insurance policy limits established under 31A-22-304 or the policy limits of the foster parent's liability insurance policy issued in accordance with Section 31A-22-302 that were in effect at the time damages were caused by the minor's operation of a motor vehicle.
(5) The foster parent who signs the application of a minor for a provisional license must certify that the minor applicant, under the authority of a permit issued, has completed at least 40 hours driving in a motor vehicle, of which at least 10 hours shall be during night hours after sunset.
R512-309-4. Method for Determining Amount of Reimbursement for a Foster Parent.
(1) In accordance with 62A-4a-121, Child and Family Services may reimburse a foster parent for providing owner's or operator's security covering a youth's operation of a motor vehicle in amounts required under Section 31A-22-304 if the youth is in the legal custody of Child and Family Services. Reimbursement will be limited to the minimum liability insurance policy limits established under 31A-22-304.
(a) As allowed within the amounts appropriated to Child and Family Services for this purpose, Child and Family Services will reimburse the additional cost of the insurance premium for a youth when the foster parent has met the eligibility requirements.
(i) The foster parent will submit to Child and Family Services a current and valid statement from the insurance company that will identify the actual cost of providing insurance coverage for the youth in foster care.
R512-309-5. Child and Family Services Responsibility to Foster Parent.
(1) Child and Family Services will notify the Driver License Division of a request that the permit or license of the youth be cancelled when a person who has signed the application makes a written request to Child and Family Services that the permit or license of a youth in foster care be cancelled.
(2) Child and Family Services will verify to the foster parent upon cancellation of the permit or license for the youth that they are relieved from liability for that youth operating a motor vehicle subsequent to the cancellation.
KEY: child welfare, foster care
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [
January 21, 2009]
Notice of Continuation: August 15, 2013
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 31A-22-302;
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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.