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Official Publication of the State Administrative Rules (24-4-103(11) C.R.S.)

Details of Tracking Number  2017-00108


CCR details

Tracking Number 2017-00108
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
CCR Title CHILD WELFARE SERVICES

Proposed rule

Notice Filed with SOS 03/01/2017
Rule ProposedRuleAttach2017-00108.doc
Additional Information AddInfoAttach2017-00108.doc
Statutory Authority 26-1-107, C.R.S. (2016) 26-1-109, C.R.S. (2016) 26-1-111, C.R.S. (2016) 19-1-126, C.R.S.(2016) 26-1-109, C.R.S (2016) 26-1-111, C.R.S. (2016) 26-5-102, C.R.S. (2016)
Description of Subjects/Issues On June 8, 2016, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) released the first comprehensive regulations for the substantive legal requirement regarding the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). The regulations provide the first legally-binding federal guidance about how to implement ICWA. The federal regulations went into effect December 12, 2016. These proposed changes will bring the current rules into compliance with the new federal regulations and mirror best practices as presented in the guidelines released by the BIA. The proposed rules will update definitions and notice provisions in the existing rules and adds new subparts to address ICWA implementation. It promotes uniformity and provides clarity to the Federal standards established by the statute. The rules will reflect best practices, as established by the BIA. The rule allows for early compliance that promotes the maintenance of Indian families, and the reunification of Indian children with their families.
Purpose/Objective of Rule On June 8, 2016, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) released the first comprehensive regulations for the substantive legal requirement regarding the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). The regulations provide the first legally-binding federal guidance about how to implement ICWA. The federal regulations went into effect December 12, 2016. These proposed changes will bring the current rules into compliance with the new federal regulations and mirror best practices as presented in the guidelines released by the BIA. The proposed rules will update definitions and notice provisions in the existing rules and adds new subparts to address ICWA implementation. It promotes uniformity and provides clarity to the Federal standards established by the statute. The rules will reflect best practices, as established by the BIA. The rule allows for early compliance that promotes the maintenance of Indian families, and the reunification of Indian children with their families.
Basis And Purpose BasisAndPurposeAttachment2017-00108.pdf
Regulatory analysis RegulatoryAnalysisAttachment2017-00108.pdf
Comments 17-1-9-1
Submitted in response to issues raised by COLS/OLLS? No
Is this rule adopted in response to recent legislation? No
Hearing Date 05/05/2017
Hearing Time 10:00 AM
Hearing Location CDHS 1575 Sherman Street, 8th Floor, Denver, CO 80203
Contact Name Jeannie Berzinskas
Contact Title Rule Author
Contact Telephone 303-866-4617
Contact email jeannie.berzinskas@state.co.us

Adopted rule

Adopted Rules AdoptedRules12017-00108.doc
Redline Redline2017-00108.doc
Adopted Date 05/05/2017
AGO requested date 05/23/2017
Attorney General Opinion 05/24/2017
Colorado Register publication date 06/10/2017
Effective Date 07/01/2017
Inserted into CCR 07/18/2017