Maine Revised Statutes

§8107. Exceptions

The following exceptions to placement, as defined in section 8101, shall apply. [1983, c. 629, §2 (NEW).]

1. Number; placement.  The limitations on the number of children in children's homes shall not prohibit the placement of more than the allowed number, if the purpose of the placement is to keep siblings together.
[ 1983, c. 629, §2 (NEW) .]
2. Handicapped; placement.  The definitions used shall not preclude the department from placing a moderately to severely handicapped child in any appropriate child care facility at the department's discretion, subject to the limitations on the number of children specified in section 8101, subsections 1 and 3.
[ 1985, c. 706, §10 (AMD) .]
3. Residents 18 years of age or older.  A resident in a children's home may remain in that home after attaining the age of 18 years without the home being required to be licensed as a boarding care facility under chapter 1663 if the department determines that it is in the best interest of the resident.
[ 1989, c. 355, §3 (NEW) .]
4. Parents of children receiving services.  Adult parents may reside with their children in a children's residential care facility in order to facilitate the care of the child when the department has determined it to be in the best interest of the child.
[ 2013, c. 179, §9 (AMD) .]

The department may adopt rules to implement this section. Rules adopted pursuant to this section are routine technical rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A. [2007, c. 320, §2 (NEW).]

1983, c. 629, §2 (NEW). 1985, c. 706, §10 (AMD). 1989, c. 355, §3 (AMD). 2007, c. 320, §§1, 2 (AMD). 2013, c. 179, §9 (AMD).