State Legislative Enactments Supporting Relatives, Kinship Care Providers and Grandparents 2007 – 2012
A number of states have enacted legislation to expand support for grandparent and relative caregivers. The chart below reflects legislation enacted between 2007 and 2012. The categories identified include easing of licensure requirements, waivers and variances; expanded definition of relative;relative placement preference; school enrollment and medical consent; payment, reimbursement, subsidies; supporting relative adoption; studies, commissions and task forces; and, miscellaneous. View the full chart here.
Nina Williams-Mbengue, 303-856-1559
Kyle Ramirez-Fry, 303-856-1507