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2016 SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON
FOSTER CARE ADEQUACY
Agenda Minutes Report
Kansas Legislative Research Dept.
Sen. Forrest Knox, Chairperson
Sen. Molly Baumgardner
Sen. Oletha Faust-Goudeau
Sen. Rob Olson
Rep. Connie O'Brien, Vice-chairperson
Rep. Erin Davis
Rep. Willie Dove
Rep. Randy Garber
Rep. Jarrod Ousley
Office of Revisor of Statutes
Gary Deeter, Committee Assistant
Review Issues Pertaining to Foster Care Adequacy
The study includes the following:
- Review the level of oversight and supervision by the Department for Children and
Families (DCF) over foster care contractors;
- Evaluate whether a working group consisting of attorneys in the area of family
law, judges, foster parents, and parents with reintegrated children would aid in addressing foster care concerns;
- Study the proper selection of foster parents and the qualifications of foster
- Review the duties of those individuals responsible for foster children, the
connection between DCF and foster care contractors, and the grandparents rights law regarding custody, KSA 2015 Supp. 38-2286.
Approved Meeting Days: 2 days
Statutory Joint Committees
Other Task Forces, Commissions, Committees
2016 Interim Information
Approved Topics Memo
Approved Days Listing
Interim Committee Membership
Committee Reports to the 2017 Legislature
Committee Reports to the 2017 Legislature-Supplement