Code of the District of Columbia

§ 4–1303.82. Statements of Rights and Responsibilities for Foster Parents.

(a) Within 180 days after the February 18, 2017, the Mayor, pursuant to § 4-1303.85, shall amend existing rules governing foster parents to:

(1) Incorporate existing rights and responsibilities for foster parents provided by local law, federal law, local regulations, agency administrative issuances, and other policy documents; and

(2) Establish a Statements of Rights and Responsibilities for Foster Parents.

(b) The Agency shall guarantee that each foster parent shall receive the following:

(1) A printed copy of the Statements of Rights and Responsibilities for Foster Parents in readily understandable language and in accordance with § 2-1933;

(2) An explanation of a foster parent's right to be informed of decisions made by the Agency that impact the foster parent, while ensuring the best interests and confidentiality of youth and families;

(3) An explanation of a foster parent's right to report violations of the foster parent's rights to the Agency without fear of retaliation;

(4) An explanation of the process for reporting violations of a foster parent's rights to the Agency;

(5) An explanation of the process for reporting complaints related to the Agency's provision of services and supports; and

(6) An explanation of the process by which reports of violations of a foster parent's rights and complaints related to the Agency's provision of services and supports are resolved, within reasonable efforts.


(Sept. 23, 1977, D.C. Law 2-22, title III-D, § 382; as added Feb. 18, 2017, D.C. Law 21-217, § 2(a), 63 DCR 16009.)