CPA and Residential Programs Section
The State Department of Health and Environment does not place children in residential care. Children are placed by parents or guardian, by a public agency such as a social and rehabilitation Services, or by a private child placing agency licensed to perform a placement service.
- Organizational Chart - 4/13
- Regional Administrators - 12/12
- Surveyors by County - 4/13
- CPA and Residential Program Staff Contact Information - 4/13
- CPA Surveyor Regions - 11/10
- Regulations for Licensing Family Foster Homes Effective March 28, 2008
Policy Regulation Exceptions and Interpretations
- Request for Program Review of Survey Findings - 08/04/09
- Interpretation of the Requirement for a Stairway With Two Or More Stairs and a Landing to be Guarded on Each Side - 07/14/08
- Exception to Permit a Child in Foster Care Who is a Parent and Who Meets Requirements to Transport any Child of That Parent - 07/14/08
- Exception to Requirements Regarding Space Between Balusters on Stairways - 10/08/08
- Exception to Regulations Regarding Exits for Space Used For Living and Sleeping - 09/08/10
- Exception to the Requirement for an Original Medical Consent Form for Children in Foster Care - 5/09
Family Foster Home
Twenty-four hour family care for one to four children between the ages of infancy to 16 years of age.
Group Boarding Home
Twenty-four hour nonsecure care for five to ten children between the ages of infancy to 16 years of age.
Twenty-four hour nonsecure care for over ten children between the ages of infancy to 16 years of age.
Attendant Care Facility
Non secure care not to exceed 24 hours excluding weekends and holidays for juveniles taken into custody.
A secure public or private facility which is used for the lawful custody of accused or adjudicated juvenile offenders under 16 years of age pending court disposition.
Secure Care Center
A secure youth residential facility, other than a juvenile detention facility, used to provide care and treatment for alleged or adjudicated children in need of care pursuant to the Kansas code for the care of children.
Secure Residential Treatment Facility
A secure facility operated or structured to provide a therapeutic residential care alternative to psychiatric hospitalization for five or more youth with a diagnosis of severe emotional, behavioral, or psychiatric condition.
"Treatment" means comprehensive, individualized, goal-directed, therapeutic services provided to youth.
Child Placing Agency
A social service agency which receives children for services including placement in residential programs or in foster family homes, or for adoption.
Residential care which includes services to females during pregnancy
Maternity Center or Hospital
A facility not licensed as a medical hospital, which provides delivery services for normal, uncomplicated pregnancies.