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8.3C.2e  TITLE IV-E, Foster Care Maintenance Payments Program, State Plan/Procedural Requirements, Case review system, termination of parental rights

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Question 1.  
How should a State calculate the 15 out of 22 months when a child has multiple entries to and exits from foster care?
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Question 2.  
When a child has been in foster care for 15 out of 22 months but the State does not file a petition to terminate parental rights (TPR) because an exception applies, must the State begin counting another 15 out of 22 months at that time?
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Question 3.  
Must the State obtain a judicial determination regarding a compelling reason not to file a petition to terminate parental rights (TPR)?
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Question 4.  
Is it possible to exempt certain categories of children from the requirement to file or join termination of parental rights (TPR) petitions for children who have been in foster care for 15 out of the most recent 22 months?
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Question 5.  
Please explain how the termination of parental rights (TPR) requirement applies to Indian tribes and it's relationship to Indian Child Welfare Act requirements.
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Question 6.  
May the State or Tribe define compelling reasons for not filing a petition to terminate parental rights (TPR) in State law or Tribal code?
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Question 7.  
Is the fact that a child had been in foster care for 15 out of the most recent 22 months legal grounds for a State to file a termination of parental rights (TPR) petition?
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