Child Placing Agency Letters

The Child Welfare Program has initiated a Letter Series for the purpose of improving communication with child placing agencies

 

The letters are sequentially numbered for easy reference and used as the method to inform licensees of the following:

  • Changes in procedures and policies which will affect licensees.
  • Changes regarding administrative rules for child placing agencies.
  • Information such as amendments to Act No. 116 of the Public Acts of 1973, as amended.

 

Letter Number

Subject

  2016 
16-02

Foster Parents' Bill of Rights: Grievance Reporting

Template to Report Grievances

16-01

DCWL Central Office Assignments

  2015 
15-01

Child Placing Agency and Foster Home Rules

  2014 
14-01 

CPA Letter 2014-01.

  2013 
13-01 

Public Hearings - Child Placing Agency Rules
Public Hearings - Foster Family Home and Foster Family Group Home Rules

  2012 
12-02 

Certification Staff and Supervisor Training Requirements. Denial of Relative Licensure-Documentation Required. Citations for R 400.9404, Behavior Management-Documentation Required. New Service Type-Unrelated Caregiver

12-01 

Fingerprinting Process for all Administrators, Directors, Program Directors and Licensee Designees for CPA, CCA and Camp organizations

  2011 
11-01 

Agency addresses in the BCAL data base
Relationship of foster home address to adoption subsidy payments
Renewing foster home licenses

2008  
 08-02 

Assessing an Applicant's Mental Health Condition

08-01 

BCAL Review of Initial Evaluations
Fingerprinting Payment Billing Errors
Notification of Michigan's Children's Institute
Promulgation of New Child Placing Agency and Foster Family Home Rules
Zoning Changes for Foster Family Group Homes
BCAL Central Office Child Welfare Staffing
 

2007 
07-01 

Child Placing Agency Rule Interpretations
Technical Assistance Handbook
Criminal History Record Checks at License Renewal
Special Evaluations
Courtesy evaluations done by neighboring MDHHS offices

07-02 
Foster Family Home Rule Changes
Child Placing Agency Rule Changes
Modification of a Foster Home License to Provisional Status
  07-03 

Adam Walsh Legislation 

2006 
06-01 
Changes in Foster Home Licensing Terms
Initial Service Plans for Foster Children
Retention of Adoption Files in the CPA
06-02 
Correction to CPA Letter 2006-01
Timeframe to Update Foster Home Terms
Correction OCAL 3706-Definitions of Service Types
2005 
05-01 
Foster Home Moves
Changes in Foster Home Groups
Reopening a Closed Enrollment or Closed Foster Home License
Medical Statements for Foster Home and Adoptive Home Training for Foster Home Certification
Online License Information
OCAL 3706 Transaction Processing Chart
2004 
04-03 
Child Welfare License Look-up--New Feature
2003 
03-01 
  • Sharing of LEIN Printouts
  • Retention of BFS LEIN Printouts in a Foster Home/Adoption File
  • Definition of "Cousins" As Used in PA 116
  • Submission of Foster Home Documents to Central Office of BFS
2002 
02-01 

Foster Home Renewal Applications

02-02 

Recommended Actions by Child Placing Agencies, Use of Child Protective Services Information in Reports, Signatures on Reports, Closure of Licenses, Renewal of Licenses

02-03 

Foster Home Licenses for Individuals on the Central Registry for Children's Protective Services

02-04 

New Procedures for Certifying Foster Homes

2001 
01-02 

New Adverse Action Process

  01-04 

The Bureau of Regulatory Services' Website Enhancements;    Foster Home Enrollments on BITS; BRS 3706 Changes

01-05 

Clarification on Procedures for Complying with MCL 722.115, Sections (6), (7), and (8), Placing a 16 or 17 Year Old in an AFC Home, Placing a Child Less Than 16 Years Old in an AFC Home, Placing an Adult in a Children's Foster Home

01-07 

Report Format for Special Investigations

All other Letters in the number series are "Obsolete".