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New Jersey Department of Children and Families Policy Manual

 

Manual:

CP&P

Child Protection and Permanency

Effective Date:

Volume:

IV

Out-of-Home Placement

Chapter:

B

Resource Care

1-14-2013

Subchapter:

7

Removals

Issuance:

600

Disagreement with Removal or Proposed Removal

 

Disagreement with Removal or Proposed Removal 1-14-2013

“The Division representative (Worker), the child in placement and the resource family shall try to resolve any disagreement before the child is removed, unless an emergency removal is necessary. (N.J.A.C. 10:122E-2.7)”

A resource parent who disagrees with the removal or proposed removal of a child from the resource home may be entitled to appeal the decision via a dispositional review. See III A and N.J.A.C. 10:120A-3.1(a) for more information.

 

Disagreement with Removal Due to Illness of Child 1-14-2013

Whenever a resource parent disagrees with the Division's plan to remove a child in placement based on medical reasons, the resource parent is advised that:

      the child's physician and/or the CP&P Local Office Child Health Unit Nurse will be consulted for a medical opinion;

      the move/placement plan will take place with input from the child's physician;

      if the child's physician has medical concerns, the move/placement will be delayed until medical clearance is obtained.

Once the move/placement is completed and the resource parent continues to disagree, the Worker explains how the resource parent may request a dispositional review.