|Action||Adopt new standards for licensed private child-placing agencies.|
|Comment Period||Ends 4/1/2011|
The proposed regulations say that a licensee cannot discriminate based upon family status. That seems like too broad of a regulation to put on social workers/agencies. I think it would be wholly inappropriate to do a family assessment and not be allowed to consider family status as part of a determination for a child placement. I can imagine many scenarios when a single individual may not be qualified for the same placement as a couple due to the ages, specials needs and number of children being placed.