Children's residential facilities and foster residence settings
Effective Sept. 30, 2021 children’s residential facilities and foster residence settings licensed by the Department of Human Services or the Department of Corrections must follow new background study requirements. The requirements changed on Aug. 1, 2020; however, these new laws were not implemented while the COVID-19 related emergency studies were in place. Providers must adhere to the new requirements for all studies submitted under a children’s residential facility or foster residence setting license number. Background study changes for children's residential facilities and foster residence settings (PDF) includes the requirements.