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HHS/ACF RIN: 0970-AC89 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Foster Care Legal Representation 
Abstract:

This regulation proposes to allow a title IV-E agency to claim Federal financial participation for the administrative cost of providing independent legal representation to a child who is either a candidate for foster care or in foster care, and his/her parent to prepare for and participate in judicial determinations in foster care and other related civil legal proceedings.

 
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Section 3(f)(1) Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 45 CFR 1356.60(c)   
Legal Authority: sec. 474(a)(3) of the Social Security Act    sec. 1102 of the Social Security Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/08/2023  88 FR 66769   
NPRM Comment Period End  11/27/2023 
Final Action  04/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Kathleen McHugh
Director
Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families
Room 2411, Children's Bureau, Division of Policy, 330 C Street SW,
Washington, DC 20201
Phone:202 401-5789
Fax:202 205-8221
Email: kmchugh@acf.hhs.gov