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The Minnesota Department of Human Services has just released two bulletins summarizing the 2012 children and family services legislation & the 2012 adoption assistance legislation. Most of the new changes are effective August 1 or 2, 2012, with the exception of Jacob's Law, which is effective July 1, 2012. For our child welfare-related summaries of this legislation, see our S.F....
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An article today from Child Welfare in the News discussed the issue of considering religion in adoptive placements in Israel. Currently in Israel, parents and adopted children must be of the same religion, meaning that non-Jewish children who are adopted by Jews must be converted to Judaism: "Those adopting non-Jewish children must convert them through a special Orthodox rabbinical court...
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This blog post will look at Article 5 and Article 6 of S.F. 1675. Article 5: Child Support Definition Change: American Indian Child- means a person under 21 years old (previously 18 years old) Recognition of Parentage (ROP): Hospital and the Department of Health must provide notary services and file the ROP with the Office of the State Registrar of...
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This blog post will address child welfare modifications from Articles 3 and 4 of S.F. 1675, which was recently signed into law by Governor Dayton. Article 3: Adoption Assistance Language from the adoption statute 260 was moved to 259A to create a more seamless process from child protection. Article 4: Child Protection Reasonable efforts for reunification: Exemptions added:If a parent...
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This blog post will take a look at Article 2 of S.F. 1675. This article addresses the expansion of Safe Place for Newborns. Give Life a Chance; Safe Place for Newborns, Duties; Immunity Safe Place language has been expanded to include not only hospitals but health care providers who provide urgent care medical services and ambulance services dispatched in...
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Apologies for our LONG absence these past couple of weeks. First we were at the 18th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect in Washington, D.C. (held April 16-20), and then we were preparing for our 13th Annual Child Welfare Conference (held yesterday, May 1, in Minneapolis). Many child welfare-related bills have been signed into law, and the point of...
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MN Legislative Updates

Legislative Updates: Do you ever wonder what happens to the bills after we blog about them? Here are some bills that recently had some movement in the House and Senate. Criminal Neglect Penalties for Unreasonable Restraint of Children was signed by Governor Dayton on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. For details check out the CASCW blog post from April 12, 2012....
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Rep. Jim Abeler, chair of House HHS Finance Committee, and Sen. David Hann, chair of Senate HHS Committee. Photo courtesy of MN House of Representatives This week has been fairly quiet regarding child welfare legislative hearings. On Monday, the Senate HHS Committee held a hearing on the recent Office of the Legislative Auditor's Child Protection Screening evaluation (audio), and yesterday...
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Minnesota Senate File 1675 was heard on February 15th and February 21st. This bill has a number of amendments that affect child welfare. Click here to see the full bill text. This bill has been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Here are a few of the pieces of the bill that were discussed in the hearing: Expand Safe Place...
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There are a few hearings this week in both the Minnesota Senate and House of Representatives that are of interest to those in the child welfare field. You can attend in person, or check to see if you can watch them live via the Senate Media Services. Senate Committee on Health & Human Services, Room 15 Capitol February 13 (today),...
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