3.6 Reopening a Closed Resource Provider
If a previously licensed resource provider requests that their license be reopened in order to be eligible to accept placements, staff must do the following:
- Have applicant(s) complete the Foster/Adopt Home Assessment Application, CS-42.
- Check the licensing and the contract screens to determine what previous licenses and contracts were in place and to determine the documented reason for closure.
- If a Resource Home that closed in good standing decides they would like to re-open, the worker should conduct a new home study. If the home has been closed for a period in excess of two (2) years, applicants may be required to retake pre-service training (see #11 below).
- If the previous license was revoked or denied, the applicant may not reapply for licensure within one (1) year from the date of denial or revocation.
- The applicant shall fully disclose the reasons for denial or revocation and produce evidence that the reason for the license denial or revocation have been cured or no longer exist.
- If the applicant has a revocation or denied status in FACES, written approval must be obtained through supervisory lines to the Regional Director or Designee for the resource development worker to reassess the applicant for consideration of reopening the license or approval. There must be supporting documentation that the issue(s) which were the reason for the revocation or denial have been rectified and no longer exist.
- If the Regional Director or Designee is in agreement to reopen the previously revoked or denied resource home, the written recommendation with supporting documentation must be forwarded to the Deputy Director for final consideration and approval to begin a reassessment of the applicant for licensure or approval.
- Inform the applicant if they are approved to have their license or approval reopened, they will not be eligible to receive maintenance payments using state or federal funds per Section 210.025 RSMo.
- Consult with any previous staff who have knowledge of the applicant(s) during the time they were previously licensed or contracted with the Division or its contractor.
- Discuss with the applicant(s) their perceived reasons for closing their license/contract and their motivation for reopening.
- Conduct all required background checks.
- Conduct a safety inspection of the residence using the Resource Home and Safety Checklist, CS-45.
- Provide a copy of the Foster Parent Bill of Rights and Responsibilities, RSMo Section 210.566.
- Present the Safe Sleep Practices Form, CD-117, and obtain signatures of agreement.
- Present the Resource Provider Discipline Agreement, CD-119, and obtain signatures of agreement.
- Present a copy of the HIPAA Information for Resource Parents, CD-194, and obtain signatures.
- Complete the Professional Family Development Plan, CD-100. Any training that is needed in order to insure that the resource provider is capable of parenting foster youth and returning to the treatment team as a productive member must be completed before a placement is made in the home. This includes, but is not limited to all legislative and policy changes such as the Reasonable and Prudent Parenting Standard, CPR, First Aid, Psychotropic Medication Management, Informed Consent, Etc..
- Complete a new home assessment.
- If recommendation is to re-open the resource license, update the appropriate FACES screens, and provide the Cooperative Agreement for the Purchase of Professional Parenting Services, CM-14, for signature.
- If recommendation is to deny re-licensure, the resource development worker is responsible to provide documentation of facts that the applicant(s) is not in compliance with Statute, Rule, and Policy should the applicant request a fair hearing to pursue a grievance of the decision.
Chapter Memoranda History: (prior to 01-31-07)