REPORT Title:

Foster Parent Consent

 

Description:

Authorizes foster parents to sign school forms and recreational permission slips for their foster children who are under the custody of the Department of Human Services. (SD1)

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

629

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2001

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

S.D. 1


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

RELATING TO AUTHORITY OF FOSTER PARENTS TO PROVIDE CONSENTS FOR THE FOSTER CHILD'S EDUCATIONAL AND RECREATIONAL NEEDS.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

SECTION 1. Chapter 587, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"587-   Educational and recreational needs. Upon the first day of placement, foster parents may provide consents for the routine educational and recreational needs of the foster children placed in their care, except for purposes regulated under title 8, chapters 53 and 56 of the Hawaii administrative rules."

SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.