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     52-2-627. Respite care. (1) The department shall provide respite care, to the extent funds are available, for foster children who are:
     (a) persons with developmental disabilities and either on a respite care waiting list or not eligible for respite care from another program;
     (b) medically demanding because they are nonambulatory or have other special needs requiring intensive supervision or care; or
     (c) suffering from severe emotional problems that are manifested in serious behavior problems.
     (2) Respite care may be provided by the department on an hourly, daily, or weekly basis at a rate of payment to be determined by the department.
     (3) Respite care may not be provided in an institutionalized setting except in cases involving foster children who require intensive supervision or care.

     History: En. Sec. 2, Ch. 559, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 21, Ch. 255, L. 1995; Sec. 41-3-1151, MCA 1999; redes. 52-2-627 by Sec. 17(3)(d), Ch. 281, L. 2001.

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