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News Amended Adoption and Placement Regulations (606 CMR 5) in Effect on March 9, 2018

3/14/2018
  • Department of Early Education and Care
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The Department of Early Education and Care’s Adoption and Placement Regulations were amended effective March 9, 2018. The regulations are now located at 606 CMR 5.00.  Under state law, the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) is responsible for the licensing and regulation of adoption and foster care placement agencies in the Commonwealth. G.L. c. 15D, §§ 1A, 2, 6-8, 14-15. The Board of Early Education and Care is required to adopt regulations relative to the requirements for licensure and approval of family foster care which is not supervised and approved by a placement agency and placement agencies. See G.L. c. 15D, § 8.  The Adoption and Placement Regulations were last revised by EEC in 1999.  A redlined version of the changes to the Adoption and Placement regulations in 606 CMR 5.00 may be requested by emailing the Department at office.commissioners@mass.gov.

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