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Details of Tracking Number  2015-00435

CCR details

Tracking Number 2015-00435
Type of Filing Emergency
Department 500,1008,2500 Department of Human Services
Agency 2509 Social Services Rules (Volume 7; Child Welfare, Child Care Facilities)
CCR Number 12 CCR 2509-2

Proposed rule

Additional Information
Statutory Authority 19-1-116(1.5), (2)(b)(l), 19-3-308 (1)(a), 26-1-107, 26-1-111, 26-5.5-103(1), C.R.S. (2014)
Purpose/Objective of Rule The proposed rule changes will remove language implying a sunset date for training and access to the Safety and Risk Assessment Tools to allow for a successful transition to the revised tools and for county departments of social/human services to be in compliance with rule. The Division of Child Welfare is in the process of piloting modified tools in three counties. Based on the experiences of these counties more time is needed to ensure the best tools are in place, with the appropriate instructions, training, and Trails modifications. The Safety and Risk Assessment Tools are utilized upon initial contact with the family to determine the safety of the child(ren) and the potential for future child maltreatment. These tools help to establish the appropriate level of intervention with the family. Rules were promulgated effective January 1, 2015, that required training and access to the new tool by June 30, 2015 for county child welfare case carrying staff and supervisors performing high risk or traditional response assessments, and by December 31, 2015 for all other staff. Due to the need to modify the tools, instructions, training, and Trails, these deadlines cannot be met at this time.
Regulatory analysis RegulatoryAnalysisAttachment2015-00435.doc
Comments (see redline copy with Regulatory Analysis below)
Submitted in response to issues raised by COLS/OLLS? No
Is this rule adopted in response to recent legislation? No
Contact Name Paige Rosemond
Contact Title Division of Child Welfare
Contact Telephone 303-866-2866
Contact email paige.rosemond@state.co.us

Adopted rule

Adopted Rules AdoptedRules02015-00435.DOC
Emergency Justification EmergencyJustificationPathAttach2015-00435.doc
Adopting agency State Board of Human Services: #15-6-24-1 Safety and Risk Assessment Tool Access
Adopted Date 07/10/2015
Emergency AGO requested date 07/17/2015
Attorney General Opinion 07/23/2015
Colorado Register publication date 08/10/2015
Effective Date 07/10/2015
Inserted into CCR 08/03/2015