Foster home insurance fund—auto damage by foster children, 158.3(1)“b”
HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Notice of Intended Action
Proposing rule making related to the foster home insurance fund
and providing an opportunity for public comment
The Human Services Department hereby proposes to amend Chapter 158, "Foster Home Insurance Fund," Iowa Administrative Code.
Legal Authority for Rule Making
This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 237.3.
State or Federal Law Implemented
This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code section 237.3.
Purpose and Summary
Chapter 158 was reviewed as part of the Department's five-year rules review project. This proposed rule making updates the insurance coverage under the Foster Home Insurance Fund to include auto damage by foster children as a covered expense. This rule making does not change the premium or the total costs the Department currently pays.
This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.
After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.
Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Department for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to rule 441—1.8(17A,217).
Any interested person may submit written comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Department no later than 4:30 p.m.on June 7, 2022. Comments should be directed to:
Department of Human Services
Hoover State Office Building, Fifth Floor
1305 East Walnut Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0114
No public hearing is scheduled at this time. As provided in Iowa Code section 17A.4(1)"b," an oral presentation regarding this rule making may be demanded by 25 interested persons, a governmental subdivision, the Administrative Rules Review Committee, an agency, or an association having 25 or more members.
Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee
The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).
The following rule-making action is proposed:
Amend paragraph 158.3(1)"b" as follows:
b. Compensation to licensed foster families for personal or real property damage and auto physical damage as a result of the activities of the family foster care child. Coverage also extends to third-party property damages caused by actions of the foster child.