Delinquent and Dependent Children

O'Rourke Children's Center

SECTION 14-4-3.1

§ 14-4-3.1 Transfer of children – Hearing.

(a) Prior to transferring a child from a foster family home in which the child has resided for a period of at least two (2) years, to a facility other than the home of the parent, the department of children, youth, and families shall notify the foster family, in writing, ten (10) days prior to the proposed transfer, that if it disagrees with the transfer, it is entitled to an administrative hearing in accordance with chapter 35 of title 42. If the foster family desires a hearing, it must notify the department within ten (10) days. After the notification, the department shall hold a hearing within twenty (20) days of the request.

(b) Nothing contained in this chapter shall prevent the department from exercising all rights and powers provided by chapter 11 of title 40.

(c) This section shall apply retroactively to those foster placements existing on and after January 1, 1981. Otherwise it shall apply prospectively.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1981, ch. 82, § 1.)