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Senate Bill No. 291

Public Act No. 03-42

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A KINSHIP FOSTER CARE PROGRAM.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2003) The Department of Children and Families shall establish, within available appropriations, a kinship foster care program. Such program shall ensure that when the department determines that it is in the best interest of the child to be placed with a relative for foster care, the department shall inform the relative regarding procedures to become licensed as a foster parent.

Approved May 23, 2003