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Draft Policies for Public Comments

The following draft policies have been issued for public comment:

Non-Medicaid Reimbursable Treatments and Services for Children in the Custody of the Administration for Children’s Services

This policy supports the health and well-being of children in the legal custody of the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), including youth in non-secure and limited secure juvenile justice placement. The policy establishes procedures and standards for approval and reimbursement of medical and mental health treatments and services that are not reimbursable by Medicaid. This policy includes the procedure for requesting gender-affirming health care associated with gender dysphoria, often referred to as “trans-related health care.”

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Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program (KinGAP) Business Process

This business process provides step-by-step guidance to Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and foster care provider agency (“provider agency”) staff on how to successfully navigate the KinGAP application process on behalf of families. It includes the roles and responsibilities of the ACS KinGAP reviewer (“KinGAP reviewer”), ACS KinGAP reviewer’s supervisor (“KinGAP Unit supervisor”), Family Court Legal Services (FCLS) attorney, provider agency case planner, case planner’s supervisor, and relative foster parent/prospective relative guardian. The document also outlines the responsibilities of every ACS division involved in completing the Kinship Guardianship Assistance and Non-Recurring Guardianship Expenses Program application, finalizing the Prospective Relative Agreement, receiving court approval of guardianship, and obtaining post-guardianship certification.

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We value your feedback and welcome your comments ending by close of business on October 17, 2014. Comments may be sent via e-mail to or by mail to:  

ACS Policy Unit
150 William St., 17th Floor, RM H-2
New York, NY 10038