Summary as introduced:
Kinship care study. Requests the Department of Social Services to study the formulation of a formal kinship care program in the Commonwealth. The Department of Social Services shall determine the extent to which children in foster care are placed with relatives, the costs and sources of funds for kinship care, the current and future policy of the Commonwealth regarding kinship care, the characteristics of kinship caregivers and their households, conditions under which children enter kinship care, services provided to kinship caregivers and to birth parents, birth parents' access to their children in kinship care, and permanency plans for children in kinship care.
01/08/03 Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 12/30/02 033110480 pdf
01/08/03 Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 12/30/02 033110480
01/08/03 Senate: Referred to Committee on Rules
01/27/03 Senate: Stricken at request of Patron in Rules by voice vote