An Act To Ensure the Provision of Medical Assessments for Youth in Foster Care
Sec. 1. 22 MRSA §4063-A, as enacted by PL 1991, c. 194, is amended to read:
§ 4063-A. Medical and psychological examination; provision of medical information
This bill requires that, when a child is ordered into the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services, the department must provide to the foster home in which the child is placed an overview of the child's medical condition and the name and contact information of the child's health care provider at the time of placement, if known. The bill also requires the department to ensure that a child receives an appointment for a medical examination within 3 working days of when the department's custody commences, instead of within 10 days as in current law, and requires that the department inform the foster parent of the appointment.