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Bill Detail: HB21-1072

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Title Equal Access Services For Out-of-home Placements
Status Governor Signed (04/19/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Children & Domestic Matters
  • Human Services
House Sponsors M. Froelich (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Fields (D)
S. Jaquez Lewis (D)
House Committee Public and Behavioral Health & Human Services
Senate Committee State, Veterans and Military Affairs
Date Introduced 02/16/2021
Summary

The bill requires a provider of services related to child and youth
out-of-home placement (service provider) to provide fair and equal access
to all available programs, benefits, and services offered by the service
provider. Services related to out-of-home placement must be provided in
a manner that is culturally responsive to the complex social identity of the
youth receiving such services.

A service provider is prohibited from denying any person the
opportunity to become an adoptive or a foster parent, or delaying or
denying the placement of a child for adoption or into foster care, on the
basis of the real or perceived disability, race, creed, religion, color, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status,
national origin, ancestry, or any communicable disease, including HIV,
of the prospective adoptive or foster parent or the child.
The bill requires that foster parent training include instruction on
the right of a foster child to have fair and equal access to all available
services and other health and educational services available to foster
children.

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