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Child Welfare Health Requirements

Emergency Services

Michigan's Child Welfare Health Requirements

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Children’s Services Agency supports the health and well-being of children in foster care by enacting policy grounded in evidence based and promising practices, by providing technical assistance to foster care workers and other system partners and by tracking progress towards meeting commitments we and our federal partners set.  This section summarizes these commitments to children’s health and wellbeing.

Additional Resources

Child Welfare Reform

We have undertaken a massive effort to overhaul Michigan's child welfare system. The recent agreement with Children's Rights Inc. builds upon reform efforts that have been underway since 2006 and focus on the improvement of safety, permanency and well-being of children served by Michigan's child welfare system. 

Legal Manuals

Information and resources for child welfare in Michigan.

State Plans and Federal Regulations

Information and resources regarding State Plans and Federal Regulations.

Policy Manuals

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, current policy manuals.

Child Welfare Licensing

Our mission is to ensure protection to children who are receiving care from licensed agencies and facilities by enforcing rules and laws such as the Child Care Organizations Act (1973 PA 116).