CPS December 2013
If a judge intends to order a placement into a receiving state without following the requirements of the ICPC or intends to dismiss DFPS from a lawsuit without the concurrence of the receiving state, the caseworker makes the following objections to the Court before the order is rendered:
• DFPS objects to making the placement or dismissing DFPS without following the requirements of the ICPC.
• A child in an approved placement is eligible to receive supervision to ensure the child’s health and safety and is eligible for Medicaid benefits and other ongoing assistance to ensure the stability of the placement.
A child in an unapproved placement or whose lawsuit is dismissed in the receiving state without complying with the ICPC does not receive these same services and it is not in the child’s best interest to have the services jeopardized.
• DFPS requests to be allowed to comply with the requirements in the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC), because the requirements are in the child’s best interest.