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
Temporary Regulations for Staff Secure Facilities
The CPA and Residential Programs Section is pleased to announce the adoption of temporary regulations for the licensure of Staff Secure Facilities effective December 17, 2013. The regulations are necessary to implement provisions of Senate Substitute for House Bill 2034. Staff Secure Facilities are intended to meet the health and safety needs of child victims of human trafficking. These regulations are also being proposed as permanent regulations. Public comments on the proposed permanent regulations will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. January 31, 2014.
Policy Regulation Exceptions and Interpretations
- Updated Family Foster Home Guidance Handbook available soon
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.