Outside Section 218
Data Current as of: 10/17/2014
In a manner prescribed by the department of children and families, all pre-adoptive or foster parents currently licensed by the department and in custody of foster children shall comply with section 26A of chapter 119 of the General Laws on or before January 1, 2016, to determine the suitability of current foster parents. The department shall also conduct state and national fingerprint-based background checks for pre-adoptive or foster parents upon any license renewal. Said section 26A of said chapter 119 shall not apply to a foster care provider providing temporary, emergency housing for children, as defined by the department.