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Details of Tracking Number  2015-00713

CCR details

Tracking Number 2015-00713
Type of Filing Permanent Rule
Department 500,1008,2500 Department of Human Services
Agency 2509 Social Services Rules (Volume 7; Child Welfare, Child Care Facilities)
CCR Number 12 CCR 2509-4

Proposed rule

Notice Filed with SOS 10/23/2015
Rule ProposedRuleAttach2015-00713.doc
Statutory Authority 19-3-612(9)(f); 26-1-107; 26-1-109; 26-1-111; C.R.S. (2015)
Description of Subjects/Issues #15-8-14-2: Reinstatement of Parental Rights Pursuant to S.B. 14-062
Purpose/Objective of Rule The purpose of these proposed rules is to establish requirements for assessing a former parent, in order to comply with Senate Bill 14-062 regarding reinstatement of the parent-child relationship. These rules set forth a process for counties to explore another permanency option for children or youth whose parent’s rights had been terminated in the past. Reinstatement of parental rights are for children or youth who do not have a legal parent, are not in an adoptive home, are at least twelve years of age or part of a sibling group, agree to the reinstatement, and the reinstatement is found to be in the child’s or youth’s best interest. Reinstatement is for former parent(s) who have remedied issues that led to the termination of that legal relationship, have completed an assessment, and agreed to the reinstatement. These rules align with the C-Stat measure that reviews all legally free youth (those who have had the parent-child relationship terminated) who are currently legally free; who are fifteen through eighteen (15-18) years of age, those on the C-Stat predictive analytics list which is a list of children and youth who have certain characteristics, and are at the highest risk of emancipating without legal permanency. These rules will help support the Departments continued efforts on finding legal permanency for all children and youth in the child welfare system; reinstatement of parental rights does allow for another permanency option, in limited circumstances. The Department provided an Agency Letter to counties in October 2014 notifying the counties of the new statute and providing information about the new law. Over the past year, it was determined that specific rules about this new procedure would benefit counties by providing guidance around this legal process.
Regulatory analysis RegulatoryAnalysisAttachment2015-00713.doc
Comments Adopted 1/8/16, eff. 3/1/16. Need AGO by COB 1/26/16 for SoS submittal 1/27/16.
Submitted in response to issues raised by COLS/OLLS? No
Is this rule adopted in response to recent legislation? Yes
Recent legislation bill number S.B. 14-062
Hearing Date 12/04/2015
Hearing Time 10:00 AM
Hearing Location Colorado Department of Human Services, 1575 Sherman Street, 8th Floor C-Stat Room, Denver, CO 80203
Contact Name Gretchen Russo
Contact Title Division of Child Welfare
Contact Telephone 303-866-3197
Contact email gretchen.russo@state.co.us

Adopted rule

Adopted Rules AdoptedRules02015-00713.DOC
Adopting agency State Board of Human Services: #15-8-14-2 Reinstatement of Parental Rights Per SB14-062
Adopted Date 01/08/2016
AGO requested date 01/14/2016
Attorney General Opinion 01/26/2016
Colorado Register publication date 02/10/2016
Effective Date 03/01/2016
Inserted into CCR 02/23/2016