Summary: S.429 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (02/10/2015)

Family-Based Foster Care Services Act

Amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to extend medical assistance coverage to therapeutic foster care services.

Requires a qualified therapeutic foster care program to be state-licensed and provide:

  • foster care children under 21 with structured daily activities, including the development of age-appropriate social, communication and behavioral skills, trauma-informed and gender-responsive services, crisis intervention and crisis support services, medication monitoring, counseling, and case management; and
  • biological parents, kinship caregivers, and foster care parents with specialized training and consultation in the management of children with mental illness, trauma, other emotional or behavioral disorders, medically fragile conditions, or developmental disabilities, the impact of trauma on child and caregiver, and specific additional training on the needs of each child provided such services.