As soon as possible, but not later than 30 days after initial placement of a child into foster care, the child protective agency shall provide the caretaker with the child's current health and education summary.
For each subsequent placement, the child protective agency shall provide the caretaker with a current summary within 48 hours of the placement .
When a child is placed in foster care, the case plan for each child shall include a summary of the health and education information or records, including mental health information or records, of the child. The health and education summary shall include, but not be limited to:
- the names and addresses of the child's health, dental, and education providers,
- the child's grade level performance, the child's school record, assurances that the child's placement in foster care takes into account proximity to the school in which the child is enrolled at the time of placement,
- a record of the child's immunizations and allergies,
- the child's known medical problems,
- the child's current medications, past health problems and hospitalizations,
- a record of the child's relevant mental health history,the child's known mental health condition and medications,
- and any other relevant mental health, dental, health, and education information concerning the child determined to be appropriate.
Caregivers are required to obtain a medical appointment for their foster children within the first month of receiving the children into their homes . It would therefore be in both the children's and the caregivers' best interests to be provided with any available medical information, medications and instructions for use, and identifying information about the children upon receiving the children into their homes. (Reference Welfare and Institution Code Section 16010, 16010.4, and 358.1)