HEALTH AND SAFETY
CHILD CARE LICENSING REFORM ACT
39-1211A. relative foster care — limited variance or waiver. (1) A relative providing foster care for a related child pursuant to chapter 16, title 16, Idaho Code, must be licensed in accordance with this chapter.
(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (1) of this section, the department may expedite placement with a relative, issue a foster care license or grant a limited variance or waiver of a licensing standard or requirement if, in the department’s judgment, the health and safety of the related child is not thereby endangered.
(3) If the department grants a limited variance or waiver of a licensing standard or requirement to the child’s relative pursuant to this section, the department shall document the grounds for granting the limited variance or waiver and the reasons the limited variance or waiver will not compromise the related child’s safety and health.
(4) A limited variance or waiver of a licensing standard or requirement granted to a child’s relative pursuant to this section shall be reviewed by the department for continuing compliance, need, and approval at regular intervals, subject to the provisions of section 39-1113, Idaho Code.
(5) The board shall promulgate appropriate rules necessary to implement and enforce the provisions of this section.
[39-1211A, added 2010, ch. 147, sec. 5, p. 321.]