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HF 3265

1st Engrossment - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/26/2018 04:38pm

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; modifying child foster care training requirements;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 245A.175.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 245A.175, is amended to read:


245A.175 CHILD FOSTER CARE TRAINING REQUIREMENT; MENTAL
HEALTH TRAINING; FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDERS TRAINING.

Prior to a nonemergency placement of a child in a foster care home, the child foster care
license holder and caregivers in foster family and treatment foster care settings, and all staff
providing care in foster residence settings must complete two hours of training that addresses
the causes, symptoms, and key warning signs of mental health disorders; cultural
considerations; and effective approaches for dealing with a child's behaviors. At least one
hour of the annual training requirement for the foster family license holder and caregivers,
and foster residence staff must be on children's mental health issues and treatment. Except
for providers and services under chapter 245D,
the annual training must also include at least
one hour of training on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders within the first 12 months of
licensure. After the first 12 months of licensure, training on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
may count
, which must be counted toward the 12 hours of required in-service training per
year. Short-term substitute caregivers are exempt from these requirements. Training
curriculum shall be approved by the commissioner of human services.

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