Administration for Children and Families December 14, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System
Document Number: 2016-29366
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The Social Security Act (the Act) requires that ACF regulate a national data collection system that provides comprehensive demographic and case-specific information on children who are in foster care and adopted. This final rule replaces existing Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) regulations and the appendices to require title IV-E agencies to collect and report data to ACF on children in out-of-home care, and who exit out-of-home care to adoption or legal guardianship, children in out-of-home care who are covered by the Indian Child Welfare Act, and children who are covered by a title IV-E adoption or guardianship assistance agreement.