HHS Issues Final Rule on Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) Regulations

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Children's Bureau (CB) has issued a final rule that finalizes revisions to the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) regulations proposed on April 19, 2019.

Excerpted from the Federal Register:

Summary

This rule finalizes revisions to the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) regulations proposed on April 19, 2019. AFCARS regulations require title IV-E agencies to collect and report data to ACF on children in out-of-home care, children who exit out-of-home care to adoption or legal guardianship, and children who are covered by a title IV-E adoption or guardianship assistance agreement.

Dates

This final rule is effective on July 13, 2020. As of May 12, 2020, the effective date for amendatory instructions 3 and 5, published December 14, 2016, at 81 FR 90524, and delayed August 21, 2018, at 83 FR 42225, are further delayed to October 1, 2022.

Further Information

For further information, contact Kathleen McHugh, Director, Policy Division, Children's Bureau, (202) 205-8618, cbcomments@acf.hhs.gov.

 

Access the full notice to read the final rule.

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