DCFS INFO MEMO 2001-16

November 6, 2001

STATE OF WISCONSIN
Department of Health and Family Services
Division of Children and Family Services

To:

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
Administrator

Re:

Definition of "Relative"

 

The state biennial budget, 2001 Wisconsin Act 16, has made a change to the definition of "relative" in several sections of Chs. 48 and 938.

Effective September 1, 2001, the definition of relative under ss. 48.02(15), 48.981(1)(am)1., 48.981(1)(fm) and 938.02(15) now includes "greatgrandparent" in the definition of relative. Greatgrandparent is already included in the definition of a relative for purposes of Kinship Care. Therefore, this change provides some uniformity of definition of relative in several places in Chs. 48 and 938.

A copy of the language from the Act is attached for your convenience.  
(PDF 4 kb)

 

REGIONAL OFFICE CONTACT:

Area Administrator

CENTRAL OFFICE CONTACT:

Mark Mitchell, Manager
Child Welfare/Family Violence Programs Sections
DHFS/DCFS/BPP
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
County CPS Supervisors


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