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House File 494

HOUSE FILE BY COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RESOURCES (SUCCESSOR TO HF 309) A BILL FOR 1 An Act relating to visitation or interaction with siblings 2 by children participating in the subsidized guardianship 3 program administered by the department of human services and 4 including effective date provisions. 5 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: TLSB 2356HV (1) 84 jp/nh PAG LIN 1 1 Section 1. SUBSIDIZED GUARDIANSHIP PROGRAM ==== SIBLING 1 2 VISITATION. The department of human services shall adapt the 1 3 provisions of section 232.108 for application to the subsidized 1 4 guardianship program in order to facilitate frequent visitation 1 5 or ongoing interaction between children participating in 1 6 the subsidized guardianship program for application to the 1 7 subsidized guardianship program and the siblings of those 1 8 children. However, the visitation or ongoing interaction shall 1 9 not be facilitated if the department determines the visitation 1 10 or ongoing interaction would be detrimental to the child's 1 11 well=being or is suspended or terminated by the court. 1 12 Sec. 2. EFFECTIVE UPON ENACTMENT. This Act, being deemed of 1 13 immediate importance, takes effect upon enactment. 1 14 EXPLANATION 1 15 This bill requires the department of human services to 1 16 adapt the provisions of Code section 232.108 for application 1 17 to the subsidized guardianship program administered by 1 18 the department in order to facilitate frequent visitation 1 19 or ongoing interaction between children participating in 1 20 the program and the siblings of those children. However, 1 21 facilitation of the visiting or interaction is not required if 1 22 the department determines the visitation or ongoing interaction 1 23 would be detrimental to the child's well=being or is suspended 1 24 or terminated by the court. 1 25 The subsidized guardianship program was approved by the 1 26 federal government as a five=year demonstration project to 1 27 operate from February 1, 2007, through January 31, 2012. 1 28 However, the department ended new enrollment in the program 1 29 effective September 1, 2010. 1 30 The bill takes effect upon enactment. LSB 2356HV (1) 84 jp/nh
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