Senator Hisey and
Senator Fields, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 22-1231, which
creates certain rights for foster parents, including the right to receive
training and support, timely financial reimbursements, clear descriptions
of expectations, certain records, reasonable notice for any changes to
a foster child’s placement, certain notices about court proceedings, and
access to the grievance process with appropriate licensing authorities.
These rights do not apply to foster parents who jeopardize the safety of
children, or if criminal charges have been filed against them for child
abuse, a sexual offense, or a felony.