237.19  Local citizen foster care review boards.

1.  The state board shall establish local citizen foster care review boards to review cases of children receiving foster care. The department shall discontinue its foster care review process for those children reviewed by local boards as local boards are established and operating. The state board shall select five members and two alternate members to serve on each local board in consultation with the chief judge of each judicial district. The actual number of local boards needed and established shall be determined by the state board. The members of each local board shall consist of persons of the various social, economic, racial, and ethnic groups and various occupations of their district. A person employed by the state board or the department, the department of inspections and appeals, the district court, an employee of an agency with which the department contracts for services for children under foster care, a foster parent providing foster care, or a child- placing agency shall not serve on a local board. The state board shall provide the names of the members of the local boards to the department.

2.  Vacancies on a local board shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments. The members shall not receive per diem but shall receive reimbursement for actual and necessary expenses incurred in their duties as members.

Section History: Recent form

  84 Acts, ch 1279, § 30; 88 Acts, ch 1233, § 9; 92 Acts, ch 1141, § 8

Internal References

  Referred to in § 235A.15, 237.15


  Local boards to be established in additional judicial districts as moneys become available; 88 Acts, ch 1233, §21

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