§ 3130.21. Responsibilities of county executive officers.

 (a)  The county executive officers shall delegate responsibility for the administration of the county children and youth social services program to a county children and youth social service agency, referred to as a county agency.

 (b)  The executive officers shall ensure that the agency is operated in conformity with applicable Federal, State and local statutes, ordinances and regulations.

 (c)  The executive officers shall appoint an agency administrator to manage the county agency.

 (d)  The executive officers shall appoint an advisory committee to review and make recommendations pertaining to the county’s children and youth social service program and the operation of the county agency. The membership of the advisory committee shall be representative of the county’s population in relation to race and sex.

 (e)  The executive officers shall consult with the advisory committee on development of the County Children and Youth Services Plan and Budget Estimate.

 (f)  The executive officers shall immediately notify the regional office of the Department of an event which will significantly affect the ability of the county agency to carry out its duties and responsibilities, such as a strike, work stoppage or natural disaster.

 (g)  The executive officers shall establish written personnel policies and operate the personnel system for the county agency in accordance with a Federally approved merit system.

 (h)  After consultation with the agency administrator, the executive officers shall:

   (1)  Budget adequate funds to perform the duties and functions and to provide the services required by this chapter.

   (2)  Submit a Children and Youth Services Plan and Budget Estimate and quarterly reports of expenditures as required in Chapter 3140 (relating to planning and financial reimbursement requirements for county children and youth social service programs).

   (3)  Determine for which services the county agency will charge fees, and establish written fee schedules for those services. The fee schedules shall be based on the client’s ability to pay.

   (4)  Establish written service policies and procedures for county agency operation, including the following:

     (i)   Intake assessment and case acceptance.

     (ii)   Case termination.

     (iii)   The delivery of services provided or arranged by the county agency.


   The provisions of this §  3130.21 amended under Articles II, VII, IX and X of the Public Welfare Code (62 P. S. § §  201—211, 701—774, 901—922 and 1001—1080).


   The provisions of this §  3130.21 amended January 23, 1987, effective January 24, 1987, except subsection (h)(4)(i)—(iii) effective 1 year after issuance of a model manual by the Department, 17 Pa.B. 392. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (75133) to (75135).

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3130.36 (relating to adoption services); 55 Pa. Code §  3490.241 (relating to appeals with respect to general protective services); and 55 Pa. Code §  3490.361 (relating to requirements for agencies providing protective services).

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