Section 507.5 - Emergency medical treatment for children in foster care.

507.5 Emergency medical treatment for children in foster care. Social services officials shall establish a procedure under which an immediate determination as to permission for emergency medical treatment will be sought from the person having custody of a child for each child for whom a district provides or purchases foster care; immediate determinations will be sought when emergency medical treatment is necessary and the provider of medical services requires a consent. Each local social services department shall assure that:

(a) procedures are developed and implemented for receiving requests for consent, and obtaining prompt consent, at any hour of the day or night;

(b) foster parents are fully informed of those procedures at the time of placement; and

(c) consents are promptly made available to the provider.

 

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