SB1018 - 551R - I Ver

 

 

PREFILED       DEC 16 2020

REFERENCE TITLE: DCS; report requirement

 

 

 

 

State of Arizona

Senate

Fifty-fifth Legislature

First Regular Session

2021

 

 

 

SB 1018

 

Introduced by

Senator Barto

 

 

AN ACT

 

requiring the department of child safety to report on complex trauma and adoptive child danger.

 

 

(TEXT OF BILL BEGINS ON NEXT PAGE)

 


Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section  1.    Department of child safety; report

On or before December 31, 2021, the department of child safety and the Arizona health care cost containment system shall report to the chairperson of the house of representatives health and human services committee and the chairperson of the senate health and human services committee on all of the following:

1.    System improvements for children who are adopted out of foster care with complex trauma that results in dangerous behaviors.

2.    An evaluation, including outcome data, of programs and services that are offered by other states to address complex trauma.

3.    Mechanisms within the department for suspending parental rights when the adoptive child is a danger to the family as corroborated by law enforcement while maintaining the goal of permanency as required by federal law or other alternatives to terminating parental rights.