Foster care payments
(1) With respect to any period for which federal funds are made available to this state in aid of a state-administered program of aid to any child defined in and meeting the requirements of this section, the Department of Human Services may provide foster care payments in behalf of a child in the foster home of any individual or in a child-caring agency who:
(a) Is a needy child meeting the requirements of ORS 412.001 (Definitions) (3)(b)(A) or (B) who has been deprived of parental support or care by reason of the continued absence from the home, the physical or mental incapacity or the unemployment or underemployment of a parent or parents;
(b) Would meet the requirements of ORS 412.006 (Eligibility for aid) except for the removal of the child from the home of a caretaker relative as a result of a judicial determination to the effect that continuation therein would be contrary to the welfare of such child;
(c) Has been accepted for placement and care by the department;
(d) Has been placed in a foster home or child-caring agency as a result of such determination; and
(e) Received aid in or for the month in which court proceedings leading to such determination were initiated, or would have received such aid in or for such month if application had been made therefor, or in the case of a child who had been living with a caretaker relative as defined in ORS 412.001 (Definitions) within six months prior to the month in which such proceedings were initiated, would have received such aid in or for such month if in such month the child had been living with and removed from the home of such a relative and application had been made therefor.
(2) As used in this section:
(a) “Child-caring agency” has the meaning given that term in ORS 418.205 (Definitions for ORS 418.205 to 418.327, 418.470, 418.475, 418.950 to 418.970 and 418.992 to 418.998).
(b) “Foster home” means a foster home that is certified by this state or that has been approved, by the agency of this state responsible for the certification of foster homes, as meeting the standards established for such certification. [Formerly 418.070; 2016 c.106 §28]
Note: 418.647 (Foster care payments) was added to and made a part of ORS chapter 418 by legislative action but was not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
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