Code of the District of Columbia

§ 4–1303.03f. Reasonable and prudent parent standard.

(a) Foster parents and group homes for children who have been abused or neglected shall use the reasonable and prudent parent standard when determining whether to allow a ward to participate in extracurricular, enrichment, cultural, and social activities.

(b) The Agency, foster parents, and group homes shall not be held liable for any civil damages resulting from the application of, or the failure to apply, the reasonable and prudent parent standard, except in cases constituting gross negligence.


(Sept. 23, 1977, D.C. Law 2-22, title III, § 303f; as added Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 5102(c), 63 DCR 10775.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 2(c) of Supporting Normalcy and Empowering Children in Foster Care Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2016 (D.C. Act 21-419, June 23, 2016, 63 DCR 9005).