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Decision-Making Under the Interstate Compact On Adoption and Medical Assistance

ICAMA is a legally binding contract between and among the party states.... [more]

States' Experience in the Reimbursement of Nonrecurring Adoption Costs

Issuance of a new or revised birth certificate is a cost in some states but not others.... [more]

Legal and Administrative Bases for the Required Use of ICAMA Forms

It appears that some of the states party to the Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance (ICAMA) are not using the approved forms for transferring and ascertaining the status of interstate cases.... [more]

Reimbursement of Nonrecurring Adoption Expenses--An Update

State reimbursement of nonrecurring expenses in the adoption of special needs children.... [more]

Adoption Assistance Payments

Employing a means test to set the amount of assistance payments adoptive families would receive under the program... [more]

Policy and Practice Concerns: Early Periodic Screening and Diagnostic Testing

The central mandates under EPSDT are health screening, vision, hearing, and dental services at regularly scheduled intervals that meet professionals standards.... [more]

Proposed Rules for Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment Services (EPSDT)

ICAMA forms, states can exchange information concerning notification of families about EPSDT and the participation of adopted children in the program.... [more]

Avoiding Wrongful Adoption Suits Through Good Policy And Practice

Explains the legal standards used by state courts to determine liability for wrongful adoptions and discusses how adoption agencies can avoid these lawsuits through good policy and practice.... [more]

Pre-Placement Visits

How to properly arrange site visits.... [more]

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