Ongoing Department Responsibilities When APPLA is the Permanency Plan
(1)When APPLA is the court-approved permanency plan for a child or young adult in the Department’s legal custody, the caseworker must do all of the following:
(a)Discuss the needs of the child or young adult with the substitute caregiver and the child or young adult during face-to-face and other contacts, and routinely discuss needs, benefits, barriers, and solutions towards achieving a more preferred permanency option.
(b)Have contact with the child or young adult, with the substitute caregiver, and monitor child or young adult safety as described in OAR 413-080-0040 (Monthly Contact and Monitoring Child and Young Adult Safety) to 413-080-0067 (Contact Requirements and Exceptions; Required Face-to-Face Contact).
(c)Provide timely assessment and services for identified needs of the child or young adult and the substitute caregiver or the parents of the child or young adult.
(d)As soon as possible after the child reaches 14 years of age initiate comprehensive transition planning as described in OAR 413-030-0400 (Purpose) to 413-030-0460 (Requirements at Independence).
(e)Ensure an annual review of Department efforts to identify and contact relatives of a child or young adult and efforts to place with or develop and maintain a child or young adult’s connection and support with relatives is completed.
(f)Monitor the case plan and complete the required case plan reviews.
(g)Submit to the court and to the citizen review board the case plan updates required in Child Welfare Policy I-I.2, “Narrative Recording” and, when the APPLA plan is APPLA - permanent foster care, submit a copy of the permanent foster care agreement.
(2)In addition to the requirements of section (1) of this rule, when the child or young adult has an approved APPLA - permanent foster care plan:
(a)The Department must continue to assess requirements for certification of a foster home pursuant to OAR 413-200-0270 (Purpose) to 413-200-0296 (Responsibilities Regarding Denial or Revocation of a Certification); and
(b)The substitute caregiver must;
(A)Maintain a current Certificate of Approval and follow the requirements of the Department pursuant to OAR 413-200-0301 (Purpose and Applicability of Certification Standards) to 413-200-0396 (Requirements Regarding Contested Case Hearings);
(B)Follow the requirements of the Department regarding education, medical care, mental health care, and other services requested by the Department to meet the needs of the child or young adult;
(C)Maintain residence in the state of Oregon unless the ICPC referral has been submitted to the receiving state and approval to move has been obtained from the Department and the court prior to the move outside of Oregon; and
(D)Maintain residence in the ICPC approved state if the substitute caregiver lives in another state.
Rule 413-070-0552 — Ongoing Department Responsibilities When APPLA is the Permanency Plan,