Passing Jacob’s Law was the first step. We continue to meet with stakeholders to ensure there is accountability and follow through on our bill.
DCS Director Greg Mckay
Supreme Court Attorneys
March 24 2016
Arizona Association of Health Plans
ASA Now is an organization we created out of love for foster and adoptive children and their families.
With your help, we were able to pass Jacob's Law and would love to continue to Advocate, Support, and Assist children, families, providers, professionals and policy makers in working collaboratively to make us the leading State in child welfare. We are restoring hope and empowering them to better serve these children in need.
Running legislation teaches you a thing or two. Most importantly we learned that time and effort can change the lives of the 40,000 foster and adoptive children as well as the thousands of children that are on AHCCCS. When you walk in with solutions and the possibilities are endless.
Click on our training tab to attend a "How to run legislation training" and learn how you can make a difference or click on the link below to read the steps we took.
8-512.01. Behavioral health services; urgent need; dependent and adopted children
IF THE FOSTER PARENT OF A DEPENDENT CHILD WHO IS IN THE LEGAL CUSTODY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SAFETY OR THE ADOPTIVE PARENT OF A CHILD WHO IS ELIGIBLE UNDER TITLE XIX OR XXI OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT IDENTIFIES AN URGENT NEED FOR THE CHILD
"Thank you for your immense personal investment of time, research, effort, experience and determination to move policies that serve foster/adoptive/kinship children and families into law and then facilitating the process of integrating all those rights and resources into everyday practice. Amazing work you are doing!"
Director/Co-founder of Adoptive Families Coalition
March 24 2016
Statement for AHCCS Director Tom Betlach on Signing of Jacob's Law
Section 1. Section 8-201.01, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
B. A parent may not be considered as having abused, neglected or abandoned or charged with abuse, neglect or abandonment of a biological, foster or adoptive child solely for seeking inpatient treatment or an out‑of‑home placement if the child's behavioral health needs pose a risk to the safety and welfare of the family.