DCFS INFO MEMO 2002-03

February 18, 2001

STATE OF WISCONSIN
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
Administrator

Re:

Chapter HFS 58 - Eligibility for the Kinship Care and Long-Term Kinship Care Program

The revised administrative rule, Chapter HFS 58, Eligibility for the Kinship Care and Long-Term Kinship Care Program became effective on February 1, 2002. The revised rules are now available on the Department's web site at http://dhfs.wisconsin.gov/news/Rules/index.htm. Booklets containing the rule will be available in the near future from the DCFS Publications Unit, DHFS/DCFS, P.O. Box 8916, Madison, WI 53708-8916.

We have not scheduled any training sessions for Ch. HFS 58, but, at the suggestions of county and tribal Kinship Care Contact Persons, we will continue to participate in Kinship Care Roundtable meetings in each region to discuss the rule and address other Kinship program issues. It would be helpful to Kinship Care providers and applicants for Kinship Care payments to provide them with a copy of the rule booklet once it is available.

REGIONAL OFFICE CONTACT:

Area Administrator

CENTRAL OFFICE CONTACT:

Paula Brown
Independent Living and 
  Kinship Care Coordinator
DCFS/BPP
P. O. Box 8916
Madison, WI 53708-8916
(608) 267-7287
brownpl@dhfs.state.wi.us

cc:

Kinship Coordinators


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