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

           DCFS Memo Series 2002-01
            January 22, 2002

 Re:     DATA COLLECTION SYSTEM
           FOR DENIALS, REVOCATIONS
           AND NON-RENEWALS OF
           FOSTER HOME AND
           TREATMENT FOSTER HOME
           LICENSES BASED ON 
           CH. HFS 12, ADM. CODE

 

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
Licensing Chiefs/Section Chiefs
Tribal Chairpersons/Human Services Facilitators

From:

Susan N. Dreyfus
Administrator

 

The Department, in conjunction with the Departments of Justice and Workforce Development, has developed a data collection system related to information on individuals who have had a foster home or treatment foster home license denied, revoked or not renewed on the basis of a conviction or substantiation articulated in s. 48.685(4m)(a), Stats., or Ch. HFS 12, Adm. Code, related to criminal backgrounds. (Ch. HFS 12 and Appendix A to that rule which lists the pertinent offenses can be found at the Department's website at http://www.dhfs.state.wi.us/caregiver/index.htm.)

The Department's data collection system is interfaced with the Department of Justice system so that when you submit a criminal background check request to DOJ, the request will automatically be referred to our system. You will receive a letter from our system whether or not the name submitted for a background check is included on the system.

Counties are required to provide this information to the Department in accordance with state statute and administrative rule. This information should be provided to the Department only after all applicable appeals and reviews have been exhausted.

Using the attached form, please submit the information to:

HFS 12 Negative Actions
DHFS/DCFS/BPP
P.O. Box 8916
Madison, WI 53708-8916
Phone: (608) 266-9293
FAX: (608) 264-6750

Thank you very much for your cooperation with this important effort.

REGIONAL OFFICE CONTACT:

Area Administrator

CENTRAL OFFICE CONTACT:

Mark S. Mitchell, Manager
Child Welfare & Family Violence
 Programs Section
DHFS/DCFS/BPP
P.O. Box 8916
Madison, WI 53708-8916
Phone: (608) 266-2860
E-Mail: mitchms@dhfs.state.wi.us
FAX: (608) 264-6750

Attachment: 
CFS-2191, HFS 12 Negative Action Notice

 

c: County Foster Care Coordinators

 


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