Coordinating Health Services for My Children: Health and TennCare Guide for Tennessee’s Resource Parents.
Tennessee Department of Children's Services.
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This guide for foster parents in Tennessee explains healthcare services that are available for foster children. Information is provided on the role of Regional Well-Being Teams in supporting the well-being of children in care and reviewing the Well-Being Information and History form and making recommendations. Eligibility of foster children for TennCare for medical and behavioral health services is then discussed, following by information on the Early Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT), documents foster parents need for the EPSDT, dental services under EPSDT, mental health assessments, the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths EPSDT behavioral screening tool, the Medication Administration for Resource Parents required course for all resource parents, the administration of psychotropic medications, and the ability of resource parents to provide informed consent. Guidance is provided for handling situations in which a youth or parent/guardian refuses treatment. The paper closes with answers to frequently asked questions about EPSDT and a list of health resources.
foster children; child health; health services; medical services; mental health services; well being; guidelines; Tennessee