[Rev. 11/21/2013 4:29:53 PM--2013]

[NAC-432 Revised Date: 11-13]

CHAPTER 432 - PUBLIC SERVICES FOR CHILDREN

ADMINISTRATION OF CHILDREN’S TRUST ACCOUNT

432.010            Definitions.

432.020            Eligibility for money from Account.

432.030            Requests for money from Account.

432.040            List of recommended applicants; notification by Director.

PROGRAMS TO ASSIST CERTAIN FOSTER CHILDREN IN MAKING TRANSITION TO ECONOMIC SELF-SUFFICIENCY

General Provisions

432.050            Definitions.

432.060            “Administrator” defined.

432.070            “Agency which provides child welfare services” defined.

432.080            “Division” defined.

432.090            “Program” defined.

Administration

432.100            Provision of services under program.

432.110            Determination of amount of quarterly disbursements for programs during fiscal year; requirements for receipt of disbursement.

432.120            Accounting for and use of disbursement for program; return of unspent portion.

432.130            Requirements for foster child to obtain services from program.

432.140            Maintenance of records regarding program; submission of reports and information to Division.

432.150            Annual disbursement of unspent money for programs.

432.160            Audit of records by Division to determine compliance with certain provisions.

ASSISTANCE TO FORMER FOSTER YOUTHS

General Provisions

432.200            Definitions.

432.210            “Administrator” defined.

432.220            “Agency which provides child welfare services” defined.

432.230            “Division” defined.

432.240            “Former foster youth” defined.

432.250            “Self-sufficiency program” defined.

Self-Sufficiency Programs

432.260            Administration of program: Provision of goods and services.

432.270            Administration of program: Establishment and duties of oversight committee.

432.280            Determination of amount of quarterly disbursements for programs during fiscal year; requirements for receipt of disbursement.

432.290            Requirements for receipt of disbursement for program during next fiscal year.

432.300            Accounting for and use of disbursement for program.

432.310            Procedures for former foster youth to obtain goods and services from program.

432.320            Maintenance of records regarding program; submission of reports and information to Division.

432.330            Annual disbursement of unspent money for programs.

432.340            Audit of records by Division to determine compliance with certain provisions.

PLAN FOR CARE OF CHILDREN IN CUSTODY OF CERTAIN AGENCIES DURING DISASTER

432.400            Procedures required to be included in plan; provision of plan to certain persons; review and update of plan.

 

 

ADMINISTRATION OF CHILDREN’S TRUST ACCOUNT

      NAC 432.010  Definitions. (NRS 232.320, 432.133)  As used in NAC 432.010 to 432.040, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires:

     1.  “Account” means the Children’s Trust Account created pursuant to NRS 432.131.

     2.  “Applicant” means an agency of the State or its political subdivisions, a nonprofit community organization or an educational institution which applies for an award of money from the Account.

     3.  “Committee” means the Grants Management Advisory Committee created pursuant to NRS 232.383.

     (Added to NAC by Com. for Protection of Children, eff. 1-22-86; A by Dep’t of Health & Human Services by R168-06, 11-13-2006)

      NAC 432.020  Eligibility for money from Account. (NRS 232.320, 432.133)

     1.  To be eligible for money from the Account, an applicant must provide a program which is designed to prevent the abuse or neglect of children.

     2.  Money from the Account may not be used to take the place of financial support for current programs.

     (Added to NAC by Com. for Protection of Children, eff. 1-22-86; A by Dep’t of Health & Human Services by R168-06, 11-13-2006)

      NAC 432.030  Requests for money from Account. (NRS 232.320, 432.133)  A request for money from the Account must include:

     1.  A detailed description of the services for which the money would be used; and

     2.  An assurance from the applicant that the program will comply with all applicable federal and state laws, regulations and conditions.

     (Added to NAC by Com. for Protection of Children, eff. 1-22-86; A by Dep’t of Health & Human Services by R168-06, 11-13-2006)

      NAC 432.040  List of recommended applicants; notification by Director. (NRS 232.320, 432.133)

     1.  After reviewing all requests, the Committee shall submit to the Director a list of each applicant recommended for funding.

     2.  The Director will notify each applicant whether its request for funding has been granted.

     3.  As used in this section, “Director” means the Director of the Department of Health and Human Services.

     (Added to NAC by Com. for Protection of Children, eff. 1-22-86; A by Dep’t of Health & Human Services by R168-06, 11-13-2006)

PROGRAMS TO ASSIST CERTAIN FOSTER CHILDREN IN MAKING TRANSITION TO ECONOMIC SELF-SUFFICIENCY

General Provisions

      NAC 432.050  Definitions. (NRS 432.032)  As used in NAC 432.050 to 432.160, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NAC 432.060 to 432.090, inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

     (Added to NAC by Div. of Child & Fam. Services by R045-02, eff. 7-23-2002)

      NAC 432.060  “Administrator” defined. (NRS 432.032)  “Administrator” means the Administrator of the Division.

     (Added to NAC by Div. of Child & Fam. Services by R045-02, eff. 7-23-2002)

      NAC 432.070  “Agency which provides child welfare services” defined. (NRS 432.032)  “Agency which provides child welfare services” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 432B.030.

     (Added to NAC by Div. of Child & Fam. Services by R045-02, eff. 7-23-2002)

      NAC 432.080  “Division” defined. (NRS 432.032)  “Division” means the Division of Child and Family Services of the Department of Health and Human Services.

     (Added to NAC by Div. of Child & Fam. Services by R045-02, eff. 7-23-2002)

      NAC 432.090  “Program” defined. (NRS 432.032)  “Program” means a program established with money received from the Federal Government pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 677 and disbursed by the Administrator as set forth in NAC 432.110.

     (Added to NAC by Div. of Child & Fam. Services by R045-02, eff. 7-23-2002)

Administration

      NAC 432.100  Provision of services under program. (NRS 432.032)  An agency which provides child welfare services that wishes to provide a program must provide services to identify children in foster care who are likely to remain in foster care until 18 years of age and assist those children in making the transition from foster care to economic self-sufficiency. The agency may provide those services:

     1.  Directly;

     2.  Through a contract or agreement with a nonprofit community organization; or

     3.  Through a contract in which the services are provided on a fee-for-service basis.

     (Added to NAC by Div. of Child & Fam. Services by R045-02, eff. 7-23-2002)

      NAC 432.110  Determination of amount of quarterly disbursements for programs during fiscal year; requirements for receipt of disbursement. (NRS 432.032)

     1.  At the beginning of each fiscal year, the Administrator shall determine the amount of money received from the Federal Government pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 677 to be disbursed quarterly that year to each agency which provides child welfare services that wishes to provide a program. To receive such a disbursement, the agency must submit to the Division:

     (a) A written request for such a disbursement; and

     (b) A satisfactory plan for the program which is:

          (1) Developed with the input and participation from young persons and representatives of public and private organizations and other federal and state programs; and

          (2) Consistent with the state plan submitted to the Secretary of Health and Human Services pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 677.

     2.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the Administrator shall base the determination made pursuant to subsection 1 upon the proportion of children in foster care who are in the custody of the agency which provides child welfare services and who are at least 15 years of age but are not more than 17 years of age in the year preceding the determination relative to the number of children in foster care in this State who are at least 15 years of age but are not more than 17 years of age in the year preceding the determination. Each agency which provides child welfare services that receives a disbursement of money pursuant to this section must receive not less than 5 percent of the total amount of money available for disbursement pursuant to this section.

     (Added to NAC by Div. of Child & Fam. Services by R045-02, eff. 7-23-2002)

      NAC 432.120  Accounting for and use of disbursement for program; return of unspent portion. (NRS 432.032)

     1.  An agency which provides child welfare services shall account separately for money disbursed to the agency pursuant to NAC 432.110.

     2.  Not less than 90 percent of the money disbursed to an agency which provides child welfare services pursuant to NAC 432.110 must be used for services provided directly:

     (a) By the agency;

     (b) By a nonprofit community organization pursuant to a contract or other agreement entered into with the agency; or

     (c) Pursuant to a contract in which the services are provided on a fee-for-service basis.

     3.  The money disbursed pursuant to NAC 432.110 must be used to identify children who are likely to remain in foster care until they are 18 years of age and to assist those children to make the transition from foster care to economic self-sufficiency by providing services, which may include, without limitation, services relating to:

     (a) Obtaining skills required for daily living, including, without limitation, budgeting and financial management;

     (b) Career exploration;

     (c) Job training;

     (d) Obtaining a vocation, including, without limitation, job placement assistance;

     (e) Obtaining a high school diploma;

     (f) Preparation for postsecondary training and education;

     (g) Prevention of substance abuse;

     (h) Preventative health activities, including, without limitation, abstention from smoking, nutritional education and prevention of pregnancy;

     (i) Providing personal and emotional support through mentors and interactions with adults;

     (j) Obtaining knowledge concerning resources that are available locally, including, without limitation, human service agencies and facilities that provide medical and mental health services; and

     (k) Obtaining interpersonal skills.

     4.  The money disbursed pursuant to NAC 432.110 must not be used to:

     (a) Supplant money available from other sources for current programs; or

     (b) Pay for the room and board or other housing assistance of a child in foster care who is under 18 years of age and is in the care and custody of an agency which provides child welfare services.

     5.  If the agency has not spent the total amount of money disbursed to it pursuant to NAC 432.110 by the end of the fiscal year in which the money was disbursed, the agency shall remit to the Administrator the unspent portion of the money that was disbursed.

     (Added to NAC by Div. of Child & Fam. Services by R045-02, eff. 7-23-2002)

      NAC 432.130  Requirements for foster child to obtain services from program. (NRS 432.032)

     1.  A child in foster care who is eligible and who wishes to obtain services from a program provided by an agency which provides child welfare services must:

     (a) Participate directly in designing his or her program activities and accept responsibility for achieving self-sufficiency; and

     (b) Obtain services pursuant to a program provided by an agency which provides child welfare services that is located in the county in this State in which he or she resides at the time of obtaining those services.

     2.  A child in foster care provided by an Indian tribe as defined in NRS 383.150 may obtain services from a program provided by an agency which provides child welfare services if he or she is otherwise eligible and satisfies the requirements set forth in subsection 1.

     (Added to NAC by Div. of Child & Fam. Services by R045-02, eff. 7-23-2002)

      NAC 432.140  Maintenance of records regarding program; submission of reports and information to Division. (NRS 432.032)

     1.  An agency which provides child welfare services that provides a program shall establish and maintain a record for each child in foster care served pursuant to the program.

     2.  The agency which provides child welfare services shall maintain sufficient information as part of a record pursuant to subsection 1 to allow the agency to monitor the information required to be reported to the Division pursuant to subsection 3.

     3.  The agency which provides child welfare services shall submit a report relating to the program to the Administrator on a quarterly basis. The report must include, without limitation, information relating to:

     (a) The number and characteristics of the children in foster care who received goods or services pursuant to the program;

     (b) The type and quantity of goods or services provided to the children in foster care;

     (c) The amount of money spent pursuant to the program reported by type of good or service provided; and

     (d) The success of the program as measured by the outcome measures developed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 677(f)(1)(A).

     4.  The agency which provides child welfare services shall provide to the Division such additional information as the Division may require.

     (Added to NAC by Div. of Child & Fam. Services by R045-02, eff. 7-23-2002)

      NAC 432.150  Annual disbursement of unspent money for programs. (NRS 432.032)  The Administrator may, on an annual basis, disburse any unspent money obtained from the Federal Government pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 677 to an agency which provides child welfare services in the manner described in NAC 432.110 and for the purposes described in NAC 432.120.

     (Added to NAC by Div. of Child & Fam. Services by R045-02, eff. 7-23-2002)

      NAC 432.160  Audit of records by Division to determine compliance with certain provisions. (NRS 432.032)  The Division will audit the records of an agency which provides child welfare services to determine compliance with the provisions of 42 U.S.C. § 677. The records that are subject to such an audit include, without limitation, information contained in the files of the agency relating to a program provided by the agency.

     (Added to NAC by Div. of Child & Fam. Services by R045-02, eff. 7-23-2002)

ASSISTANCE TO FORMER FOSTER YOUTHS

General Provisions

      NAC 432.200  Definitions. (NRS 432.017, 432.032)  As used in NAC 432.200 to 432.340, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NAC 432.210 to 432.250, inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

     (Added to NAC by Div. of Child & Fam. Services by R045-02, eff. 7-23-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 423.010)

      NAC 432.210  “Administrator” defined. (NRS 432.017, 432.032)  “Administrator” means the Administrator of the Division.

     (Added to NAC by Div. of Child & Fam. Services by R045-02, eff. 7-23-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 423.020)

      NAC 432.220  “Agency which provides child welfare services” defined. (NRS 432.017, 432.032)  “Agency which provides child welfare services” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 432B.030.

     (Added to NAC by Div. of Child & Fam. Services by R045-02, eff. 7-23-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 423.030)

      NAC 432.230  “Division” defined. (NRS 432.017, 432.032)  “Division” means the Division of Child and Family Services of the Department of Health and Human Services.

     (Added to NAC by Div. of Child & Fam. Services by R045-02, eff. 7-23-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 423.040)

      NAC 432.240  “Former foster youth” defined. (NRS 432.017, 432.032)  “Former foster youth” means a person who attained the age of 18 years while in the custody of an agency which provides child welfare services or in foster care provided by an Indian tribe as defined in NRS 383.150 and who has not attained the age of 21 years.

     (Added to NAC by Div. of Child & Fam. Services by R045-02, eff. 7-23-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 423.050)

      NAC 432.250  “Self-sufficiency program” defined. (NRS 432.017, 432.032)  “Self-sufficiency program” means a program established:

     1.  For the purpose of assisting a former foster youth to attain economic self-sufficiency by providing goods and services to him or her, including, without limitation, job training, housing assistance, case management and medical insurance; and

     2.  With money disbursed by the Administrator as set forth in NAC 432.280.

     (Added to NAC by Div. of Child & Fam. Services by R045-02, eff. 7-23-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 423.060)

Self-Sufficiency Programs

      NAC 432.260  Administration of program: Provision of goods and services. (NRS 432.017, 432.032)  An agency which provides child welfare services that wishes to provide a self-sufficiency program must provide goods and services to former foster youths for the purpose of assisting the former foster youths to attain economic self-sufficiency, including, without limitation, job training, housing assistance, case management and medical insurance. The agency may provide those goods and services directly or through a contract or agreement with a nonprofit community organization.

     (Added to NAC by Div. of Child & Fam. Services by R045-02, eff. 7-23-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 423.100)

      NAC 432.270  Administration of program: Establishment and duties of oversight committee. (NRS 432.017, 432.032)

     1.  In addition to the requirements set forth in NAC 432.260, an agency which provides child welfare services that wishes to provide a self-sufficiency program must establish an oversight committee that consists of at least:

     (a) One child in foster care;

     (b) One former foster youth;

     (c) One foster parent who provides care to older children in foster care; and

     (d) One caseworker who provides child welfare services to older children in foster care.

     2.  The oversight committee shall:

     (a) Develop a plan for the self-sufficiency program that is consistent with the state plan submitted to the Secretary of Health and Human Services pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 677;

     (b) Update the plan developed pursuant to paragraph (a) on or before April 1 of each year; and

     (c) Meet at least two times a year to review the progress of the self-sufficiency program.

     3.  The plan developed pursuant to subsection 2 must include a description of:

     (a) The manner in which the needs of former foster youth will be assessed;

     (b) A procedure to be used to involve former foster youth in designing the activities of the self-sufficiency program;

     (c) The manner in which former foster youth will access goods and services; and

     (d) The goals and objectives of the self-sufficiency program.

     (Added to NAC by Div. of Child & Fam. Services by R045-02, eff. 7-23-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 423.110)

      NAC 432.280  Determination of amount of quarterly disbursements for programs during fiscal year; requirements for receipt of disbursement. (NRS 432.017, 432.032)

     1.  At the beginning of each fiscal year, the Administrator shall determine the amount of money in the Account established pursuant to NRS 432.017 and received from the Federal Government pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 677 to assist former foster youth to be disbursed quarterly that year to each agency which provides child welfare services that wishes to provide or that provides a self-sufficiency program. To receive such a disbursement, the agency must:

     (a) Satisfy the requirements set forth in NAC 432.260 and 432.270;

     (b) Submit to the Division a written request for a disbursement from the Account established pursuant to NRS 432.017 as required by that section; and

     (c) Submit to the Division a satisfactory plan for the self-sufficiency program or an update of such a plan developed pursuant to NAC 432.270.

     2.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the Administrator shall base the determination made pursuant to subsection 1 upon the proportion of children in foster care who are in the custody of the agency and who will attain the age of 17 years in the year preceding the determination relative to the number of children in foster care in this State who will attain the age of 17 years in the year preceding the determination. Each agency which provides child welfare services that receives a disbursement of money pursuant to this section must receive not less than 10 percent of the total amount of money available for disbursement pursuant to this section.

     (Added to NAC by Div. of Child & Fam. Services by R045-02, eff. 7-23-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 423.120)

      NAC 432.290  Requirements for receipt of disbursement for program during next fiscal year. (NRS 432.017, 432.032)  An agency which provides child welfare services that provides a self-sufficiency program and wishes to receive a disbursement pursuant to NAC 432.280 during the next fiscal year must submit to the Division an updated plan for the self-sufficiency program on or before May 1 of the immediately preceding fiscal year.

     (Added to NAC by Div. of Child & Fam. Services by R045-02, eff. 7-23-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 423.130)

      NAC 432.300  Accounting for and use of disbursement for program. (NRS 432.017, 432.032)

     1.  An agency which provides child welfare services shall account separately for money disbursed to the agency pursuant to NAC 432.280.

     2.  Not less than 90 percent of the money disbursed to an agency which provides child welfare services pursuant to NAC 432.280 must be used for services provided directly by the agency or by a nonprofit community organization pursuant to a contract or other agreement entered into with the agency.

     3.  The money disbursed pursuant to NAC 432.280 must be used for the purpose required by NRS 432.017 which may include obtaining goods and services for former foster youth, including, without limitation:

     (a) Room and board;

     (b) Housing assistance;

     (c) Job training;

     (d) Vocational services, including, without limitation, job placement assistance;

     (e) Educational assistance;

     (f) Medical insurance;

     (g) Services to reduce high-risk behaviors in the former foster youth; and

     (h) Mental health services.

     (Added to NAC by Div. of Child & Fam. Services by R045-02, eff. 7-23-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 423.140)

      NAC 432.310  Procedures for former foster youth to obtain goods and services from program. (NRS 432.017, 432.032)

     1.  Each former foster youth who wishes to obtain goods or services from a self-sufficiency program provided by an agency which provides child welfare services must:

     (a) Submit a signed, written release authorizing the agency which provides child welfare services to verify that he or she was formerly in foster care;

     (b) Participate directly in designing his or her program activities and accept responsibility for achieving self-sufficiency; and

     (c) Obtain goods or services pursuant to a self-sufficiency program provided by an agency which provides child welfare services that is located in the county in this State in which he or she resides at the time of obtaining those goods or services regardless of which county in this State the former foster youth resided in on his or her 18th birthday.

     2.  The agency which provides child welfare services that provides a self-sufficiency program shall request that each former foster youth who wishes to obtain goods or services from the self-sufficiency program sign an agreement stating that he or she will participate in any evaluations or other studies conducted pursuant to the self-sufficiency program.

     3.  An agency which provides child welfare services must not deny goods or services to a former foster youth based on a failure to sign an agreement described in subsection 2.

     (Added to NAC by Div. of Child & Fam. Services by R045-02, eff. 7-23-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 423.150)

      NAC 432.320  Maintenance of records regarding program; submission of reports and information to Division. (NRS 432.017, 432.032)

     1.  An agency which provides child welfare services that provides a self-sufficiency program shall establish and maintain a record for each former foster youth served pursuant to the self-sufficiency program.

     2.  The agency which provides child welfare services shall maintain sufficient information as part of a record pursuant to subsection 1 to allow the agency to monitor the information required to be reported to the Division pursuant to subsection 3.

     3.  The agency which provides child welfare services shall submit a report relating to the self-sufficiency program to the Administrator on a quarterly basis. The report must include, without limitation, information relating to:

     (a) The number and characteristics of former foster youth who received goods or services pursuant to the self-sufficiency program;

     (b) The type and quantity of goods or services provided to the former foster youth;

     (c) The amount of money spent pursuant to the self-sufficiency program reported by type of good or service provided; and

     (d) The success of the self-sufficiency program as measured by the outcome measures developed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 677(f)(1)(A).

     4.  The agency which provides child welfare services shall provide to the Division such additional information as the Division may require.

     (Added to NAC by Div. of Child & Fam. Services by R045-02, eff. 7-23-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 423.160)

      NAC 432.330  Annual disbursement of unspent money for programs. (NRS 432.017, 432.032)  The Administrator may, on an annual basis, disburse to an agency which provides child welfare services in the manner described in NAC 432.280 and for the purposes described in NAC 432.300 any unspent money in the Account established pursuant to NRS 432.017 or received from the Federal Government pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 677 to assist former foster youth.

     (Added to NAC by Div. of Child & Fam. Services by R045-02, eff. 7-23-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 423.170)

      NAC 432.340  Audit of records by Division to determine compliance with certain provisions. (NRS 432.017, 432.032)  The Division will audit the records of an agency which provides child welfare services to determine compliance with the provisions of NAC 432.200 to 432.340, inclusive, chapter 423 of NRS and 42 U.S.C. § 677. The records that are subject to such an audit include, without limitation, information contained in the files of the agency which provides child welfare services relating to a self-sufficiency program provided by the agency.

     (Added to NAC by Div. of Child & Fam. Services by R045-02, eff. 7-23-2002)—(Substituted in revision for NAC 423.180)

PLAN FOR CARE OF CHILDREN IN CUSTODY OF CERTAIN AGENCIES DURING DISASTER

     NAC 432.400  Procedures required to be included in plan; provision of plan to certain persons; review and update of plan. (NRS 432.410)

     1.  An agency which provides child welfare services shall include in its plan for the care of children in its custody during a disaster the procedures for:

     (a) Providing temporary shelter to the children, including, without limitation, an identification of appropriate shelters to which the children may be placed during the disaster.

     (b) Evacuating the children from each foster home or facility for the detention or commitment of children in which the children are placed, including, without limitation:

          (1) An identification of potential routes for evacuation;

          (2) A plan for the transportation of the children;

          (3) The procedures for communicating with emergency personnel;

          (4) The procedures for evacuating children with disabilities or who have special medical needs; and

          (5) The procedures for communicating with each employee of the agency which provides child welfare services who has any of the children included as a client in the caseload of the employee, the director of each foster home and the superintendent of each facility for the detention or commitment of children in which the children are placed.

     (c) Caring for children with disabilities or who have special medical needs which must include, without limitation:

          (1) Ensuring that the agency which provides child welfare services has access to the most recent plan of care for any such child;

          (2) Ensuring that the agency which provides child welfare services has access to a list of all prescription and nonprescription medication prescribed or recommended for any such child by the provider of health care of the child;

          (3) An identification of how the director of a foster home or the superintendent of a facility for the detention or commitment of children can obtain a supply of the prescription and nonprescription medications, special dietary foods or supplies for any such child in his or her custody during a disaster;

          (4) The procedure for obtaining emergency electrical power for any medical equipment that any such child uses which requires electricity; and

          (5) An identification of shelters which are able to accommodate any such child and, if applicable, his or her family.

     (d) Communicating with each person or entity who has physical custody of the children before, during and after a disaster, which must include, without limitation:

          (1) The most recent contact information for the employees, director or superintendent, as appropriate, of each foster home or facility for the detention or commitment of children in which the children are placed;

          (2) The name, address and telephone number of the parent or legal guardian of any such child or any other appropriate person; and

          (3) The name, address and telephone number of any provider of health care who is treating any such child.

     (e) Coordinating with emergency management entities and juvenile courts during a disaster, which must include, without limitation, a review of the disaster plans of the emergency management entities and juvenile courts to ensure the plan developed pursuant to this section by the agency which provides child welfare services is consistent with those disaster plans.

     (f) Providing services to the children to address the emotional impact of the disaster, which must include, without limitation, the procedure by which the children will have access to mental health services.

     2.  Each agency which provides child welfare services shall:

     (a) Provide its plan for the care of children in its custody during a disaster to the director of each foster home and the superintendent of each facility for the detention or commitment of children in which the children are placed.

     (b) Review and update its plan for the care of children in its custody during a disaster annually and any time that the contact information required pursuant to paragraph (d) of subsection 1 is changed. In reviewing and updating the plan, the agency which provides child welfare services shall consider:

          (1) The results of any drills or exercises conducted in preparation for a disaster;

          (2) The response of the agency which provides child welfare services to a past disaster;

          (3) Any changes to federal, state and local laws and regulations governing disasters and disaster response;

          (4) The best practices governing disasters and disaster response used by other state and local agencies; and

          (5) Any other new information relevant to disasters and disaster response.

     (Added to NAC by Div. of Child & Fam. Services by R120-12, eff. 2-20-2013)