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55 Pa. Code § 3700.2. Goal.

§ 3700.2. Goal.

 The goal of this chapter is to reduce risk to children in placement; to protect their health, safety and human rights; to establish minimum requirements for the operation of a foster family care agency; and to establish minimum requirements to be applied by foster family care agencies when approving and supervising foster families.


   The provisions of this §  3700.2 amended under Articles II, VII, IX and X of the Public Welfare Code (62 P. S. § §  201—211, 701—774, 901—922 and 1001—1080).


   The provisions of this §  3700.2 amended January 23, 1987, effective January 24, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 392. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (86949).

Notes of Decisions


   Section §  3700.61 delegates the authority to inspect for compliance with requirements covering health, 55 Pa. Code §  3700.51, safety, 55 Pa. Code §  3700.67, and necessary facilities, 55 Pa. Code §  3700.66, and approve foster homes to an approved foster family care agency as defined in 55 Pa. Code §  3700.4, so as to effectuate the purposes of the regulations set out in 55 Pa. Code §  3700.2. In re Lowry, 464 A.2d 333 (Pa. Super. 1983).

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