37.51.301 YOUTH FOSTER HOMES: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR FOSTER PARENTS AND OTHER HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS
(1) Foster parents must:
(a) be at least 18 years of age;
(b) be physically, mentally, and emotionally competent to care for children;
(c) like and understand children;
(d) be in good general health;
(e) be of good moral character;
(f) be able to demonstrate the foster home has sufficient resources to meet the needs of their existing family, independent of foster care reimbursements;
(g) comply with state laws including those that relate to the possession or use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and firearms; and
(h) have lived together for at least 24 months unless an exception is granted by a department regional administrator.
(2) No person residing in or visiting the foster home may pose a risk or threat to the safety and well being of children in the home.
(3) The foster home shall protect the foster child from exposure to sexual or violent language and behavior inappropriate to the child's age, including but not limited to physical activity, visual or other media depictions, and music, including lyrics.
History: 52-1-103, 52-2-111, 52-2-601, 52-2-621, 52-2-622, MCA; IMP, 52-1-103, 52-2-111, 52-2-601, 52-2-621, 52-2-622, MCA; NEW, 2006 MAR p. 1395, Eff. 6/2/06.