March 9, 2000

Department of Health and Family Services
Division of Children and Family Services


To: Area Administrators/Assistant Area Administrators
Bureau Directors
County Departments of Community Programs Directors
County Departments of Developmental Disabilities
     Services Directors
County Departments of Human Services Directors
County Departments of Social Services Directors
Section Chiefs
Tribal Chairpersons/Human Services Facilitators
From: Susan N. Dreyfus

Re: Foster Home Licensing Rule (Ch. HFS 56, Adm. Code)

Attached you will find a copy of the final draft of the revisions to this administrative rule. Any changes to this draft before the public hearings will be minor.

We have scheduled the public hearings on the rule. All of the hearings are scheduled to occur from
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The dates and sites are:

April 28

Stoney Creek Inn
Pines Room
1100 Imperial Avenue
Mosinee, WI 54455
Telephone: (715) 355-6858

(This will precede the WFFPO Conference across the street at the Holiday Inn)

May 8

Holiday Inn Airport
Sister Bay Room
2580 South Ashland avenue
Green Bay, WI 54304
Telephone: (920) 499-5152

May 9

Comfort Inn
Madison Room
4822 East Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53704
Telephone: (608) 244-6265

May 10

Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare Site 3
Large Conference Room
61111 N. Teutonia Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53209

May 23

Country Inn and Suites
Room C
1029 Hwy. 27 S
Hayward, WI 54843
Telephone: (715) 634-4100

May 24

Best Western Midway
Best Western Midway Hotel
2851 Hendrickson Drive
Eau Claire, WI 54521
Telephone: (715) 835-2242

We will accept written comments on the rule until the end of the day on Wednesday March 31. Written comments should be submitted to:

Mark S. Mitchell
P.O. Box 8916
Madison, WI 53708-8916

Written comments can also be e-mailed to mitchms@dhfs.state.wi.us.

Please share this information with your foster parents. Thanks very much for your cooperation and assistance. We look forward to receiving your input on the rule.


CENTRAL OFFICE CONTACT: Mark S. Mitchell, Manager
Child Welfare Services Section
P.O. Box 8916
Madison, WI 53708-8916
Phone: (608) 266-2860
FAX: 608-264-6750
e-mail: mitchms@dhfs.state.wi.us

c: County Foster Care Coordinators
BRL Licensing Chiefs

Attachment (PDF) 

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