Today, the House Health and Human Resources Committee advanced House Bill 2620.
House Bill 2620 provides a departmental study of the child protective services and foster care workforce. The study’s focus would be the workload of workers. It would determine if child population and poverty should be used in the allocation of workers. It would also survey the salaries and benefits of workers in neighboring states. The agency stated they would use a third-party consultant to complete the workload study. The consultant would speak to current and past workers. The bill states the findings shall be reported by July 1, 2022.