CDSS Letter re Realignment of the Health Care Program for Children in Foster Care

Published On: January 1, 2012


This letter is in response to Youth Law Center letter opposing realignment of the program, which provides public health nurses to coordinate health, mental health, and dental care for children in foster care. Foster care nurses play an important role in protecting the health and safety of children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect, and are the centerpiece of California’s federally mandated health care oversight and coordination plan for children in foster care. The Executive Committee of the Child Health & Disability Prevention Program also opposed realignment of the program.

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