How Federal Legislation Impacts Child Welfare Service Delivery
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Parliamentarian, U.S. House of Representativeshttp://thomas.loc.gov/home/lawsmade.toc.htmlDescribes the organization, operation, and legislativeprocess in the House of Representatives.
Parliamentarian, U.S. Senatehttp://thomas.loc.gov/home/enactment/enactlawtoc.html Describes the organization, operation, and legislativeprocess in the Senate.
The Children’s Bureau provides guidance inresponse to Federal legislative mandates.
The Children’s Bureau reviews the new legislation and itslegislative history (as published in the Congressional Record)to determine what actions are required to advise States,Tribes, and territories about the new statutory provisions/requirements. After review, the Children’s Bureau summarizesthe new law in the form of an Information Memorandumor Program Instruction for States and Tribes. Policiesrelated to the new law are developed in the form of topicalquestions and answers and published in the Child WelfarePolicy Manual (CWPM). Proposed regulations specic toimplementing legislation are published in the
and the public is invited to provide comment. A nalregulation that takes these comments into considerationis then published as a nal rule in the
andcodied in the Code of Federal Regulations.Guidance related to new laws is disseminated to the Statesthrough a variety of means, including the following:
(PIs) clarify and explain proceduresand methods to operationalize program policies,add details to program regulations or policy guiderequirements, and convey program guidance information
Step 2:Children’sBureau ProvidesGuidance